Jovita Fernandes is a free soul who only wants to share happiness and positive attitude. She is a lifestyle influencer with a YouTube channel of nearly 2000 subscribers, all eagerly waiting for her warmth & suggestion-filled videos.
Hailing from Benaulim Goa, and now residing in UK, Jovita shares with us a bit about her journey, family, and future plans
Let’s get started.
Your loved ones call you..
My name is Jovita Fernandes, but loved ones call me, Jovi!
Your Instagram handle is..
The website or weblink you run is called…
The Jovita Fernandes Channel on YouTube
If anyone were to ask you, “What do you do for a living, then what would you say?”
I work as a healthcare professional in the UK. But, I am also a content creator via my YouTube channel where I share content about food, travel, and lifestyle.
What was that one moment when you decided, “That’s it! I want to become lifestyle influencer”
I always wanted to radiate the positivity I hold in this world.
I wanted to be an example to prove to others that if you work hard enough you can manifest every dream into a reality. So, the best was to share all my experiences through a medium that would allow me feedback as well.
Why just a lifestyle influencer? Why not something else?
My mum is a chef so I always got my love for food from her.
Travel, because I have travelled over 10 countries now and I love sharing these lovely experiences with others.
Lifestyle, since I love living my life to the fullest. That’s what my personality revolves around – FOOD, TRAVEL and LIFESTYLE and hence couldn’t be something else.
A bit about your role models. People you look up to when creating content?
I look up to Gary Vee for this authentic content creation. Met him in London recently and it was the best experience for sure.
Any inspirational moment you remember in your life that changed everything…
When I moved to the UK by myself 4 years back, it was scary but I am glad I took the chance and risk as it changed my life for the better.
What was the biggest challenge when pursuing this as a fulltime career? And how did you overcome it?
I think finding the time for everything especially editing content for YouTube can be an issue with a full time job. But with the right time management skills, it’s possible to get good stuff out on time.
Any memories as a kid you’d like to share? Something that helped shape you as a person or as a lifestyle influencer?
I think the fact that I grew up in a family of 4 kids helped me understand the importance of sharing and giving back to others.
Who is the one person you’d like to meet from the past (personal or celebrity)? And what would you ask him/her?
I would love to meet Mother Theresa to understand how she was able to give so much of herself to others without being exhausted
If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your younger self?
Only to not worry too much about anything as everything happens for a reason and ultimately it all falls into place and gets proper.
What role did family and friends play? Any quick incident you remember when family or friends helped you overcome a hurdle or challenge in life?
Family has always kept me grounded in my beliefs and my faith. My mother has always thought me to stand for what is right and wish the best for those who hurt me. Having a positive attitude has helped me in every phase of life.
What were people’s feedback (negative and positive), and who stood by you the most?
Most people I have met have been really supportive. I also make it a point to surround myself with the right people. My husband has always been supportive of all my decisions and I am extremely grateful for that.
What is the legacy you want to leave behind? And for whom?
I want to leave my content for people to come back to whenever they need it.
I want to be able to inspire people to live their dreams and show that I am a proof to the fact that dreams do come true.
I want to leave a legacy of kindness and goodness to this world as I strongly believe that the world is a beautiful place and we should be very grateful to be here as human beings and hence live our lives to the fullest.
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