CREATIVITY: Life Is About Creating Yourself
Being creative is in my DNA. It fuels me really.
For almost ten years I had my own marketing solepreneur business where every day I was using my creativity to create brands, marketing strategies, social media posts, and creative materials and I loved every minute of it. Even before I had my business, I always found myself gravitating toward the ways in which I could use my creativity. Redecorating my house, landscaping my yard, making something fun on the computer, painting on a canvas, or taking pictures. I wasn't a pro at any of those by any means, but I enjoyed them just the same. It made me feel charged and excited.
A little over a year ago, because of some client companies being sold off or because others were hiring internally, my business came to a halt. It was tough to take because I loved being my own boss, but I felt it was time to move on and do something else. You know, the one door closes so another one can open thing.
Another door did quickly open in the world of philanthropy, the world of the greater good. And if I can't have my own business then this is where I want to be. It's a blessing to be working for a cause that is making a positive difference. I enjoy seeing the impact that it makes. But even so, the one thing that has been lacking for over a year is a way for me to use my creative drive on a daily basis. Sure I help with some marketing strategies where I work, but it's not the hand in the dirt kind of stuff I'm driven to do.
So during my trip to Belize I did some soul searching. And realized I could do both and have it all. I mean, why not? So while I am still happily working for the greater good I decided to create this website to capture and journal my life, living positively prime. It has been such a great outlet for me and reminds me on a daily basis that each day is a prime day for an adventure, either in Belize, Italy or just here at home.
But the most exciting thing that is coming out of my epiphany in Belize and the creation of this website is the birth of the collaboration with my besties, Tiffany and Kelly! We have been working on a super fun project for the last couple weeks. Soon we will launch and announce what we are doing. There have been a few hints dropped out there so maybe you might have an idea. But it's going to be exciting and wonderful and adventurous and I can't wait to share it. In the meantime, I will happily continue being busy and using my creativity to finalize the website, the social media channels and the creative ideas.
Today I took a break to head out to an artisan fair. I stopped in a booth that caught my attention because the vendor had story necklaces that she would make on the spot for you. All you had to do was select a piece and some charms that described you. I loved looking through all the pieces so that I could find the exact ones that I felt represented me. Below is what I chose and I love it!
Life is about creating yourself.
I'm creating myself through travel, creativity, wellness, spirituality and being positively prime. It's perfect because of the saying and also because each charm, that I carefully chose, truly represents all of that - it's my mantra.
Do you have something that absolutely fuels you? What about a mantra that drives you? Please share.