Kylie is a vegan chef, recipe writer and food stylist. She has been working in vegan and vegetarian kitchens and with vegan brands for almost 10 years and has her own blog blue border where she creates delicious vegan and gluten-free bakes.
My favourite thing to do when I'm feeling overwhelmed or a little lost is to go to the beach but in the UK it's not so easy. If the sun's out I love to go for a walk and if it's not I'll do an hour or so of exercise at home or at the gym to shift any unwanted energy.
To have faith. My partner and I both work in competitive creative industries and he has a saying that always resonates with me when I'm working towards something 'clarity of vision and blind faith'. I always have a clear vision of what I want but I struggle to have faith that'll it all work out. Focusing on the last bit of that saying has helped me a lot.
My favourite quote is 'don't let perfect be the enemy of good work'. I have to remind myself of this all the time and if I saw it on a big billboard in central London it would definitely make me smile.
I wouldn't call it a business but I have a small recipe blog called a blue border. I've become a little bit obsessed with learning to bake vegan and gluten-free and the blog is my creative output for that.
I'd be keen to have a go at working as a producer. I've worked on lots of photography and video sets and I love planning things so it's something I think I'd be good at.
I think they're essential. It's not really my cup of tea but for people who don't have desire or the time to learn to cook vegan they make veganism way more accessible and appealing.
HIIT for sure. The Les Mills Grit classes are THE best HIIT training I've ever done.
Oh gosh - this is a hard one! I cook for a living and I get bored with my own food fast so I hardly ever make the same thing twice. I wouldn't say I have a specific favourite vegan meal but the best vegan meals are packed with flavour, contain seasonal ingredients and have a good balance of seasoning and texture (I hate mushy vegan meals).
The traveling I've done. Especially now in the last year when traveling has become impossible. I did lots of traveling in my early 20s and I'm so grateful for that.
Never! Haha I love rules and plans and organisation.
Contact as many people as possible that are doing the job you want to do and ask them if and how you can help them and keep emailing until you get a response. If you have no experience at all be very careful about working for free. You'll need to weigh up the balance of what you can offer them and what they can offer you but everyone deserves to be paid for their work.
It took me a long to pinpoint what I wanted to do and I really had to go through the motions of that so my advice would be to just keep going, keep trying different things and don't give up on something because someone else does it better than you.
Literally anywhere sunny, with a beach and lots of nature.
HIIT, yoga, barre and swimming
Tofu scramble on homemade gluten-free. bread.
Heather Wilkinson is a globe-trotting content creator and PR enthusiast who’s finally put down roots in her native UK. When she isn’t working, you’ll find her pretending to care about Minecraft for her son’s sake, while secretly reading the latest Ace Atkins novel (or sleeping – her second favourite past-time).