Things have been quite hectic lately. What with all the summer escapades and (offline) work application errands. Amidst all the hype of life, there’s always that nagging feeling that I should be doing something more. Something that’s not expected of me. Something that doesn’t necessarily scream, “Profit!” or “Money!”
This thing that has been nagging me begins with a faint whisper but it rings so loudly into my soul that it beckons me to move.
And that “something” is “writing”
It’s not just about creating the “best website out there” anymore. It’s not about having all the perfect web design details. It’s about showing up and owning the craft that originally set my soul on fire even when I was younger.
And I say it with so much glee
Because I’m happy when I write. I feel like everything makes sense. I don’t have to be burdened by expectations when I write. And that, I think, is the reason why I keep going back to it despite the long gaps in between.
And of course I am grateful for my personal inspirations
The people whose blog posts I read that make me immediately want to open my Notes app or grab a pen and paper and get to writing then and there. These are the people who encourage me with their words (and even their personal responses on social media). In no particular order:
- Violeta Nedkova. Her work on the Creative Rebel Academy has been priceless (as always) and I appreciate every teacher who has shared a part of herself in each lesson taught.
- Elin Lööw. Fear is an ongoing phenomenon that bugs every human soul on earth but it doesn’t have to stop you from conquering what scares you–especially when what scares you involves going after your dreams! This is what I learned from Elin. That and focusing on the process instead of the results. Much love there.
- Meg Kissack. Meg’s podcasts are amazingly raw, I have to say. It brings out lots of emotions in the best way possible. Most of all, That Hummingbird Life screams, “Courage!” like a battle cry. I love Meg’s podcast and of course the big-hearted, courageous women featured in each episode.
- Jon Westenberg. His posts are completely free of BS! That’s what I can say for sure. And that’s the main thing I love about Jon’s blog on Medium. That and the unapologetic use of F* bombs. Lol. He rocks it!
- Gary Vaynerchuk. His daily work on his YouTube channel says it all. Work-wise, Gary V is _the_ man. He knows how to hustle and influence people to work smart and hard despite any circumstance. And I think that’s very important. It’s critical to not let your current situation hinder you from your goals.
- Sian Richardson. I love Sian because I get her vibe. Contrary to what most people might presume, I’m not your typical, total girly-girl. I like to roll with guy things and make them my thing. Lol. And I like that Sian is all about winning at her own game.
All thanks and praises aside
The main purpose for this post is the fact that I’ve recently rebranded my website. (Notice anything new, tho?)
The rebrand is the sum of all the lessons I learned from the Creative Rebel Academy (Season One) and the accumulative number of blog posts, articles, and books that have inspired and influenced me this past year.
Since coming back home from Dubai, a few things have happened that changed me in a way.
My hope is always that the changes I’m going through will be for the better.
There’s only so much we can do about our habits but there’s a lot we can achieve by changing our mindset–our perspective.
That is my hope for this website rebrand. Along with the change of look, I am hopeful that there will also be a positive change of perspective, especially with regards to how I deal with my own creative work.
Although I tend to fail every now and then, I am determined to fail as many times as I need to in order to succeed. My goal? Writing and publishing daily for 365 days.
At least for now. 😉