Meet Anallely Sandoval


MEET ANALLELY

ANALLELY SANDOVAL IS THE CO-FOUNDER OF VDA & CO., AN INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM BASED IN LONG BEACH, CA. FOLLOWING AN EDUCATION IN INTERIOR DESIGN FROM THE FASHION INSTITUTE OF MERCHANDISE AND DESIGN, ANALLELY HAS FOLLOWED HER PASSION AND CALLING.

ANALLELY IS A TRUE BOSS WOMAN. A MOTHER, DAUGHTER, WIFE, AND RUNNING A BUSINESS, TODAY SHE GIVES US INSIGHTS INTO HOW SHE WAS MOLDED INTO THE SUPERWOMAN SHE IS TODAY.

 

WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND? ARE YOU FIRST-GENERATION, UNDOCUMENTED, COME FROM A MILITARY FAMILY, ETC?

BOTH OF MY PARENTS WERE BORN AND RAISED IN MEXICO CITY, THEY CAME TO THE UNITED STATED WHEN THEY WERE 18 AND HAD ME A FEW MONTHS AFTER. THEY CAME TO THIS COUNTRY TO GIVE THEIR CHILDREN A BETTER LIFE AND EDUCATION.

WHAT WOMEN (OR MEN) INSPIRE YOU? WHY?

I HAVE BEEN VERY FORTUNATE THROUGHOUT MY LIFE TO BE SURROUNDED BY INSPIRING MEN AND WOMEN. I  WOULD SAY I HAVE 4 PEOPLE THAT TRULY INSPIRE ME AND MOTIVATE ME EVERY DAY. FIRST MY MOTHER, SHE IS A LOVING HUMAN BEING WHO HAS SACRIFICE MANY OF HER WANTS AND NEEDS FOR THE WANTS AND NEEDS OF HER CHILDREN AND FOR THAT I AM GRATEFUL AND MOTIVATED TO PROVIDE HER THE BEST.

SECOND MY HUSBAND, HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN SO SUPPORTIVE AND CONSTANTLY ENCOURAGING AND HAS ALWAYS BELIEVED IN ME. HE ALWAYS KEEPS ME ON MY TOES ON ALL THAT I NEED TO GET DONE. I’M NOT SURE I COULD HAVE MADE IT THIS FAR IN LIFE IF IT WASN’T FOR HIS DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT. 


THIRD AND FOURTH MY CHILDREN, THEY ARE MY DAILY INSPIRATION. THEY INSPIRE ME TO BE A BETTER PERSON AND TO KEEP OVERCOMING ALL THE OBSTACLES IN LIFE.

WHAT DO YOU FOR FOR A LIVING? IS IT WHAT YOU THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE DOING 5-10 YEARS AGO?

I AM ONE OF THE CO FOUNDERS OF VDA & CO. A LONG BEACH BASED INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM. I ALWAYS DREAMED OF HAVING MY OWN DESIGN FIRM AND HELPING PEOPLE CREATE THEIR DREAM SPACE.

WHAT EVENT OR MOMENT OCCURRED THAT LED YOU TOWARDS YOUR PASSION?

GROWING UP I REMEMBER HELPING MY DAD PAINT AND RE ARRANGING FURNITURE AROUND THE HOUSE AND IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! I BELIEVE THATS WHAT DROVE ME TO PURSUE A CAREER IN INTERIOR DESIGN.

DO YOU HAVE ANY FAILURES, THAT IN RETROSPECT, TURNED OUT TO BE LEADING YOU TOWARDS A BETTER DIRECTION?

MY BIGGEST FAILURE WAS DOUBT. DOUBT KILLS MORE DREAMS THAN FAILURE EVER WILL. BUT IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO REALIZE YOUR MISTAKES, THIS JUST MADE ME STRONGER AND MORE DETERMINED TO OVERCOME MY FEARS.

WHAT IS A QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

DON'T GO THROUGH LIFE, GROW THROUGH LIFE. -ERIC BUTTERWORTH

 

IF YOU COULD GIVE ADVICE TO YOUR YOUNGER, THIRTEEN YEAR OLD SELF, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?
I WOULD TELL MY YOUNGER SELF — AND I NOW TELL MY DAUGHTER — THAT PERFECTION ISN’T THE POINT.
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