Today we celebrate Adreeana Sandoval! YWCA Yakima is on a mission to empower women. #52women52weeks was created to celebrate and highlight the amazing women & #SHEros in the #yakimavalley. We are proud to share more about Adreeana..
First and foremost, I wanted to answer the following questions in the most simplest of ways. Too often, I have had so much doubt and anxiety surrounding my thoughts and actions. I often worried that if I just said the “right” things or did the “right” things than maybe the “right” people would accept me. But I’ve learned to just be myself and the right people for me would gravitate towards that. Not everyone is for you and you’re not for everyone, and that’s absolutely okay. So without further ado, the following responses reflect the most current, authentic version of me.
What is one word that describes you perfectly?
What advice would you give to the next generation of female leaders?
Do it for YOU! Whatever your heart desires, whatever makes you happy-always do it for yourself. Don’t ever doubt yourself, no matter where you come from. Anyone can be anything as long as you’re willing to work for it. Chase your dreams because they will never chase you. Always follow the dream that scares you the most. Develop a healthy support system and firm foundation. Don’t ever be too proud to ask for help.
What makes you happy?
The laughter of my husband and children in unison.
Also, a woman who knows her worth and does not settle for anything less.
How do you measure success?
I measure success in love. Someone could be a billionaire, yet lonely. Whereas someone could be poor, yet so rich in love they feel as though they lack nothing.
With that being said, there is nothing wrong with having goals or wanting more for yourself. Once your goals are attained, always remain humble and know that your identity can never be found in the things of this world.
Love will always be my greatest success.
What historical event inspires you the most?
Oddly, the COVID-19 Pandemic. Due to the isolation that transpired from being in lockdown, I was forced to sit with myself and do some serious self-reflection. And with that self-reflection came much inspiration: inspiration to heal and grow, inspiration to be a more patient wife, inspiration to be a healthier version of myself, inspiration to rekindle my love of motherhood as I was spending more time with my daughter which also led to the decision to become a mother again (something I wasn’t sure I’d ever do again), inspiration to be more kind and generous, inspiration to be more creative as it brings me joy, and ultimately, the inspiration to start an event business (something I’ve always wanted to do…and did!)
What is your favorite quote and why?
“When you love everything you have, you have everything you need”.
In this day and age, it’s so easy to get caught up in comparing ourselves to others and wanting what others seemingly have via social media. But when you learn to just be truly and genuinely grateful for what you already have, nothing else matters. D