We had the good fortune of connecting with Kelly Ryan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kelly, we’d love to hear what makes you happy.
What makes me happy is being able to do the things I love with people I love and care about, including a community.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I wouldn’t say I’ve made it to the top yet. The peak, top of the “success” triangle. Although one thing I would like to say is, if it makes you happy, and I mean truly and utterly joyful, find a way to make that your living. I have friends in similar industries as me (fitness) who say “if you do what you love you never work a day in your life” and it’s true! I haven’t made my million yet but I know that if I keep putting my heart and passion into cannabis-wellness and alternative medicine like yoga the chi will flow. Sometimes you have to fail a few times before you realize this is something you really want to do. Failing is one of the best experiences I’ve had in life. It’s taught me to get off my bum and try again until I do succeed.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Definitely Cosmic Cafe! A vegan favorite and Dallas Local fav as well. Most likely the Summit Rock climbing Gym and Black Swan Yoga. If the weather is nice definitely hit up Cedar Ridge Preserve in Oak Cliff or Arbor Hills in Plano. We will finish the day off with some amazing grub from The Holy Grail in Plano. Great vegetarian and meat loving options! Voted D magazine best bar food in Dallas several years in a row!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’m currently motivated to work with The Last Prisoner Project and would like to give some credit to what they do : “As the United States moves away from the criminalization of cannabis, giving rise to a major new industry, there remains the fundamental injustice inflicted upon those who have suffered criminal convictions and the consequences of those convictions. At the Last Prisoner Project we utilize a three-pronged approach to securing FULL freedom for the communities we serve. Through intervention, advocacy, and awareness campaigns the Last Prisoner Project works to redress the past and continuing harms of these unjust laws and policies.”