How I Thrive: Aunt Flow Founder Claire Coder

How I Thrive takes an inside look at founders, entrepreneurs and leaders and the behind-the-scenes self-care work they do to in order to live balanced, happy lives. Today's edition is with Aunt Flow founder Claire Coder, who believes in the power of a really good pen and teachers zumba on the side. 

Name: Claire Coder

Age: 23

City: Columbus, Ohio and New York, NY

Company: Aunt Flow, a company that ensures everyone has access to basic necessities when they need them.

Role: Founder & CEO 

Beyond the role: Zany cookie eater, zumba instructor, real estate investor, wild risk taker.

Morning routine:

Snooze once, jump out of bed, listen to Robinhood Snacks Daily while I get ready — it's always a race to get dressed and ready by the time this 15 minute podcast ends — pack my lunch up, waltz out the door to the office.

The first thing I do after work: 

After work? What is that? Hah! 

Dinner ritual: 

As a coupon clipper, it's standard for me to buy food on the cheap and meal prep on Sundays. I eat between meetings ... and sometimes during meetings. You will often find me chewing on something.

Nighttime routine: 

Before I call an end to my day, I ensure I have a list of goals to achieve for the next day. A workout has been completed by that time as well, my alarm is set, and I fall asleep in an instant. 

Self-care guilty pleasure: 

Painting my toenails. 

Self-care hack: 

Buy yourself some nice pens. It is really delightful to pick up a pen and know that it will work all the time.

How I define self-care: 

Ikigai, which is a Japanese concept that's all about finding the intersection of what you're good at and what you love. 

Favorite childhood toy or hobby:

I had two imaginary friends growing up, Casa (Kay-sa) and Mesa (May-sa) Being an only child, these wonderful "humans" kept me occupied for hours on end. This is where my imagination started.

State of your (email) inbox: 

Never more than 20 unread.

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Illustration by Megan Behrendt

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