How Samira Araghi Powers Her Happy
What advice would you give your 22-year-old self?
I'd do exactly what I did but enjoy it even more!
What talent or passion have you been able to use in your career in an unexpected way?
Being relatable and social.
What is the one thing that influenced your career today? When was the moment when you realized you were on the right path?
I've had a lot of amazing signs during my career to tell me I'm on the right path, but of course, there were a lot of struggles too, and I was fortunate enough to ultimately realize what I love to do and want to be doing! Something special for where I am now in my career is the fact that I always had a passion for wedding dresses (white dresses) — since the moment I picked up a pencil and started to sketch. Now I actually work around these beautiful dresses all the time!
What does “finding your happy” mean to you? Do you feel you’ve “found it”?
I think I am on the right path for my ultimate "happy," but I try to remember my "small happy" moments by taking a moment and seeing where I am in my life and how I did it all to get here. Also being in nature, which is my all-time favorite happy place!
Speed round: What powers your happy?
Nature! The ocean, the moon, sunsets, trees, mountains, lakes, and family!
Favorite curse word?
It's in Farsi. Can't tell you!
The one thing you can’t leave home without?
Favorite junk food?
In & Out.
Favorite healthy food?
SoulCycle, but if I have the time, it's hiking.
Your go-to happy mood song?
So many. My "WILDBRIDE" playlist on Spotify. But to name one for now: "iT" by Christine and the Queens.
Favorite thing about your appearance?
My niece and nephew.
First thing you do when you wake up?
Sadly, look at my phone.
Last thing you do before you go to bed?
What’s your favorite part of your work day?
When I get to meet my brides and learn about their super-cool and unique, beautiful weddings they are planning.
What’s one piece of advice you’d share with someone starting their own business?
Learn as much as you can about the business, try it out, and make sure you will like doing it before you get started.
What's the best career advice you've received?
To have patience, and your hard work will pay off.
How did you know you were ready to be your own boss?
Being a very hard worker led to thinking that I could work just as hard and be passionate for something that was my own ... and succeed!