We had the good fortune of connecting with Courtney Wilson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Courtney, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
Something I never realized I would love so much about being a full-time content creator is the work-life “balance.” Basically, now I work even more than I ever did before, but to me it doesn’t feel like work. To me it feels like I get to do whatever I want when I want, but in all actuality I’m just working 10-12 hours a day. I never would’ve thought it would be like this, but I wouldn’t change a thing. Work can consist of hiking a mountain to shoot photos or ski all day and then take photos in the parking lot after. It can also be knitting 6 beanies a day while binge watching netflix. Balance? To me it feels like it.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I think the main reason why I have experienced so much personal success in my pursuits, is that I put myself in a place to be successful. So many people ask how I do things or how I got here, and then when I do tell them my journey they say, “Ah, well yea that does make sense.” My success is no surprise to me and wasn’t something that came out of nowhere. Making the right business decisions for you and your personal skills is the key. Google is also such an underrated tool for learning new things, I google literally everything to learn more.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
MINI ADK BLOG Top Hikes! 1. Jay Mountain 2. Algonquin Mountain 3. Mt. Jo Top Breweries/Eats: 1. Smoke Signals 2. Big Slide Brewery 3. Ray Brook Brewery Activities: 1. Whiteface Mountain Resort 2. Titus Mountain 3. Mt. Van Hovenburg XC Skiing

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Some of my favorite creators on Instagram have truly motivated me the last few months to be where I am. Some of those accounts are @rachel.pohl, @dani_the_explorer, @brimoorecreative and @smeenybeanieknits.

Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WildsonMountainGoods?ref=seller-platform-mcnav
Instagram: @courtwildson
Other: TikTok! @courtwildson

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