Grieving a Breakup and Focusing on Yourself with Crystal Tan
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Episode 270: Moving to a new city has its challenges, especially if that city is New York! But a new perspective is exactly what Nat’s guest this week, Crystal Tan, needed. Having recently gone through a breakup, Crystal came to NYC from the San Francisco Bay area in search of inspiration as a content creator and also for work as a data analyst at TikTok. Despite outside noise telling her she had to choose one thing or another, Crystal talks about how having two very different interests has been so beneficial for her personally and how one really compliments the other. Nat and Crystal talk about everything, from the pressure of putting out consistent content to the trap of perfectionism to the therapy that comes with doing the things you love. This week’s episode is all about the importance of embracing new opportunities and letting your individuality shine! Find Crystal on Instagram and TikTok at @itscrystaltan Thank you so much for being a part of our podcast community! Please be sure to rate, follow, review, and of course, post to your highlight reel. Follow your host Natalie on Instagram @nataliebarbu and @therealreelpodcast. This show wouldn't be possible without our incredible sponsors. Check out these deals just for you: EarnIn - Download EarnIn today in the Google play or Apple app store. When you download the EarnIn app type in Real Reel under PODCAST when you sign up – it’ll really help the show.  OUAI - Get on your OUAI to save for the holiday. Go to for 15% off sitewide and enter promo code REALREEL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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