"The Jump for Joy Photo Project is about uplifting ourselves and others, taking a positive perspective on life and spreading Joy"
Mine & Yours Owners Jigme Love and Courtney Watkins were photographed and interviewed for the Jump for Joy Photo Project this Spring.
Q: What inspires you to jump for joy?
A: Positivity, uplifting and empowering thoughts, growth, transformation, resilience, creation, daily miracles, bursting out of comfort zones, and affecting meaningful change within and without.
Q. Your experience doing jumping photos?
A: I was told to show up as: "Who You Are". Well, who I am right now is someone that does practically everything with my business partner Courtney Watkins, so I brought her along with me. We are two girl entrepreneurs who do everything together, often in full hair and makeup, wearing dresses. So that's how we showed up. We knew we wanted our jumps to be lighthearted, whimsical, feminine, and fun.
What we didn't know was how incredibly fun, freeing, and empowering the feeling of "jumping for joy" would be! Jumping and seeing our jumps on camera for the first time had us doubling over in giggles. Our jumps looked sweet, funny, and doll-like. We came up with names for them like "flutter kicks", "side kicks" and "knee hops". I love that our "business partner" jumping photos show us leaping forward, towards the sun. That image perfectly captures us as who we are: two girl bosses joyfully and fearlessly bounding towards the same bright future.
Q: What inspires you in life?
A: People who have overcome great odds or difficult circumstances to do something remarkable with their lives.
Q: Your greatest passion?
A: My greatest passion in life right now is growing my luxury resale fashion business, Mine & Yours. I'm passionate about being an entrepreneur because it requires constant growth, self-improvement and self-transformation in order to take it to the next level. Growing a business requires you to grow yourself.
Q: Your driving force?
A: The pursuit and perpetuation of happiness for myself and others. I believe we were put here to learn how to create and celebrate joy.
A: That everything happens for a reason, and therefore, it's a gift. See the good in everything
Jigme is the Founder of Mine & Yours, a luxury and designer resale clothing store and e-commerce site. She holds an MBA from the International University of Monaco, and previously travelled the world writing business plans for IPOs. Empowering herself to quit her day job and pursue successful entrepreneurship is the best life choice Jigme ever made, and one of her missions is to help other like-minded women do the same. She recently became the Vancouver City Leader for "Sexy & Wealthy in Heels," which is a community geared towards helping females succeed on their paths of entrepreneurship. The organization trains and inspires women to build sustainable and profitable businesses, while embracing their inherent femininity.
Q: What inspires you to want to jump for joy?
A: It seemed like a lighthearted but meaningful campaign and when Jigme asked me to do it with her I was very excited. An afternoon jumping around with my business partner and coming out with some fabulous photos, why not?!
Q.What was your experience like doing the jumping photos? How did you feel?
A: It was even more fun that I had expected! Not a bad workout either wink emoticon "Jump for Joy" is the perfect name for the campaign. Not only did Jigme and I have a great time but a group of foreign exchange students saw what we were doing and also decide to get involved too!
Q: What inspires you in life?
A: Seeing successful people that work very hard and love what they do.
Q: What are your greatest passions in life?
A: Fashion, Travelling, Friends, New people and New Experiences
Q: What is your philosophy in life?
A: Create your dream life and enjoy living it
Q: If you could do anything in the world, what would it be? Why? And are you presently working towards making it happen? Why or why not?
A: Travel the world and shop the closets of the most fabulous women..... Definitely working towards it!
The Jump for Joy Photo Project was created by Vancouver photographer Eyoälha Baker to capture and spread the joy of the human spirit.
Eyoälha is presently raising funds on an IndieGogo campaign to create a giant public art mural in a parking lot in Vancouver. Pledgers who support the project can get themselves featured in the Jump for Joy Photo Project and on the mural! Click here to learn more.
"Jumping is uplifting. You use your own energy, strength and determination to jump. Jumping is a metaphor for life and a symbol for expressing and sharing joy. Jumping is celebration. Jumping is fun. Jumping is silly, freeing and energizing. Jumping is good for your health. Jumping gets your blood pumping and gives you an adrenaline rush. Jumping for joy celebrates all that is good and positive in the world." - Eyoälha Baker, Creator of the Jump for Joy Photo Project