Fagan is a mom & make-up artist who enjoys her afternoon tea time. She and her daughter Cordelia are vegetarians. When she needs to find inner peace, you will find Fagan meditating at her nearby Buddhist temple. She stays active by volunteering in her community and she really loves the color navy blue.
What do you wake up thinking about?
Everything. Everything that needs to be accomplished that day.
What's your morning ritual?
I cannot do anything until after I shower and brush my teeth. I won't eat or drink without brushing my teeth first. So a full cleansing has to take place before anything else can happen. Then it's lemon water time, which I drink while preparing breakfast. I try to get everything ready before I wake Cordelia. Things get a little chaotic after that. Some days there's preschool or ballet and then the errands and my own work and commitments. At some point in the middle of the day, I try to take a break. I have to; otherwise, I'd go insane. An hour over a pot of tea and some meditation just to reset my mind.
How does social media play into your daily life?
I used to be REALLY into social media. I had this whole image for myself that I had to live up to and constantly update. I really wanted to have a tool to market myself and whatever it was I was doing at the time. It was half professional, half personal. I've since deleted 3/4 of my Facebook acquaintances and professional contacts. I don't log onto LinkedIn anymore. I use FB mostly for close friend/family interactions... Instagram for my delightful healthy food pics.
Are we more connected or disconnected than before?
Probably less connected. Every conversation typically starts with "I saw you posted...." whenever I see friends, family, etc. People already know what grand thing you did that week, so except for filling in a few details, there's really no need for extra discussion. Its like hearing the same story that you've already heard. Then, what do you converse on next? Whatever you didn't put on social media...but who wants to share that? People are still connected, but there seems to be less depth to those connections.
What is most important to you in life?
I think it goes without saying that Cordelia is my number one priority. I used to be really focused on achieving some sort of success and being this globe-trotting makeup artist/It Girl. I used to see Chiara Ferragni and be like...I want to do whatever that is. My idea of "what's important" has changed a lot in the past four years. I try to make time for my own personal and spiritual growth, which is also important to me, although I've put myself on the back burner; I've surprisingly grown more as a person. Now, keeping Cordelia happy, healthy, safe, building her up and focusing on her life and dreams is what's most important to me. It's basically what I spend every waking moment doing.