"It's so hard to relax. I think I've always been ... motivated out of guilt. I don't know where that guilt is coming from, but I've have it. I'm just like, 'I'm not good enough! I don't deserve this! I have to work harder!' When we go on vacation, it's a working vacation."
On this episode of The Moonlighters' Club, Joel sits down and talks with Zoe Reiches, who has a career in human resources at a Boston-based non-profit, a side job at a local restaurant, a moonlighting career as a magician and a passion for philanthropy.
Zoe has called many places home (and currently considers herself a Bostonian) but she tends to feel most comfortable wherever she's helping people and making them smile. Her vibrant childhood and formative experiences abroad helped to shape her community-focused outlook, eventually leading her toward human resources - but her love for magic runs deep.
At the age of 10, Zoe started getting interested in magic, and by age 12, she began attending workshop camps. She took to the sleight of hand, coin and card tricks quickly, and has been honing her skills ever since. Today, she performs across New England - alongside her dedicated husband, Stephond Goler, and a number of other like-minded artists - in a series of eclectic variety shows.
But that's not all she does. She's involved in the construction of a new schoolhouse for the New Life International Orphanage in Ghana.
That's right. Listen to learn how she's already raised $30,000, and what she's got planned next.
After that, keep up with her online at the couple's GoFundMe page or on Twitter at @zreiches.