10 Truths: Rachel Fleit

Rachel Fleit

  • Something about you that might surprise others?
  • I suffer from EXTREME HANGER and caffeine dependence. I have told people I need to call them back because I am so certain that I will lose my shit. After I eat a sandwich or have a coffee anything is possible and the world is a magical place.
  • Favorite age so far and why?
  • Right now! 35. I feel so comfortable in my skin, I love the people in my life, I am finally doing what I love (directing!) I love where I live, I love who I’ve become and I am hopeful for my future. Life is good.
  • What do you admire most in others?
  • I really admire humility and honesty. It’s so admirable to not know the answers, or to not have to be grandiose in order to overcompensate for your lacking. To admit when you are wrong, to trust others. Honesty is the most rad thing ever. My best friend and soul sister Molly Guy says “honesty is the biggest time saver,” and I agree 1000%.
  • Immediate turn off?
  • Lots of talk and no actions, or straight up inability to be honest with one’s self.
  • Something that makes you smile?
  • I am on a text thread with six extremely smart, successful and hysterical women. I can come out of a meeting with over 100 texts and it’s some pretty rich material. It makes me laugh out loud and smile a lot.
  • Biggest insecurity or fear?
  • I’m scared I won’t make a film that I really want to make!
  • When do you feel like the best version of yourself?
  • When I am meditating, eating healthy, surrounded by people who are equally healthy for me, near an ocean, writing or working on a movie and resting/sleeping enough.
  • Words you live by?
  • “Keep the door ajar” —my late grandmother Claire. She didn’t believe you should shut the door on anything or anyone. That you should keep it slightly ajar in case it/they needed to return for some reason. She was my guru on mostly everything.
  • Something you have yet to figure out?
  • I have yet to figure out what it means to REALLY make space for and preserve myself—or ‘my sacred structure’ as my acupuncturist refers to it—AND still get tons of shit done.
    I just launched Killer Films Media so am in startup mode. I have a pretty insane schedule each day, which one level I thrive on, and on another level I know at my core it’s not sustainable and totally not healthy. I have started to block out my schedule each week with big chunks of time in my calendar that say “do not schedule anything no matter what,” and I’ve also been training myself with episodic content… “Do less with Netflix” is my new mantra. I just ripped through the OJ series… wow.
  • Something you have figured out?
  • I have finally figured out what I am worth…spiritually, emotionally and physically… professionally and personally.