LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — On Monday, Kassaundra Shanette Lockhart may be a personal trainer.

On Tuesday, she may be a journalist. By the end of the week, she could be a public relations specialist, or possibly a public speaker.

Lockhart just doesn't do one thing — she does a plethora of things.

She said each day reveals a new adventure.

"The reason I started the business is because I found myself trying to box myself in," Lockhart explained. "I wanted to go this route, but there were other things that I liked to do, so it finally came a point to, who says I just have to do writing, who says I just have to do fitness and who says I just have to do PR. If I can make it work, why can't I just do it all? Everyone is like, 'You're so busy, you're into so many different things' — but that's what I like. I think it's just something that's naturally inside of me to be doing a lot of different things."

Lockhart, who graduated from N.C. State University with a bachelor's degree in communications and a master's in parks, recreation and tourism management, is a certified personal trainer through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. She's written guest columns and articles for The Dispatch, given speeches that promote community engagement and healthy lifestyles and completed public relations and social media tasks for organizations such as the Barbecue Festival.

To promote her personal brand, Lockhart recently created her own website, https://www.kslcan.com/.

She said her love for writing began when she was young, which included a detailed diary. She wrote for her high school newspaper, worked as an intern at The Dispatch and did some writing in college, but didn't realize it was a passion until a few years ago. She began a blog so she could discuss sports and became a guest columnist and correspondent.

Her passion for exercising followed the same track.

"Over the years, the layers have uncovered that (writing) is what I love to do," Lockhart said. "And fitness as well, because I was always active. I was always the girl outside who was going to be riding a bike, skating, playing and climbing trees. I've kept them going as I've grown into an adult."

Lockhart said she performs duties based on what comes to her and what fits in her schedule. In the summer and fall, she may do articles for The Dispatch, but toward the beginning of the year, she starts receiving calls about personal training.

The biggest challenge, according to Lockhart, is when a question comes up abruptly and she is forced to switch gears.

"Sometimes when I don't have time to prepare, I have to turn it really quickly, and that can be a little frustrating," Lockhart said. "I've tried at this point to ask people, give me five to 10 minutes, let me get back focused, center and think about what you're saying and call you back with the answer instead of just trying to say whatever comes out."

This year, Lockhart said she's worked on time management and not becoming overwhelmed. She added that much of the issues were due to procrastination and staying up late to complete work.

She's had to find a way to balance the workload and learn when to stop and rest. Through a book called "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff," Lockhart has learned there will always be stuff on the to-do list.

"So you can try to get everything done, but you're going to wake up the next morning with 10 more things to add to it," Lockhart said. "Just get done what you can get done. My rest is important. I'm not going to be at my best if I don't let my body rest and just give myself some time."

Lockhart said she'd advise young people to find a passion and be confident.

Using an example of someone growing up in a family business, Lockhart said the person must decide whether the job brings them happiness or resentment. She added that this may be difficult to determine if the person doesn't truly know themselves.

In Lockhart's case, it's multiple passions.

Pigeonholing isn't an option, according to the personal trainer. And the writer. And the social media manager. And the public speaker.

"You may have people that support you and you may have people that won't," Lockhart said. "And you have to be okay with that. Everyone's not going to understand you or your life's circumstances. Maybe down the line they will, but they may not understand that right away. If you're living for everyone else, you're not going to be happy."

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Information from: The Dispatch, http://www.the-dispatch.com