To the Person who Purchased the Notebook
For those of you that read my content, this isn’t my usual shtick. What spare time I have, I dedicate to producing content that I hope so very much, will help other Bloggers to keep moving closer towards their dreams.
Today I took a step towards mine.
I have spent much of my career up until this moment, building the brands of others. But today, I decided to invest in myself.
Without knowing my story, this may not seem like much at face value. So, I’m going to try and put it down on paper as best I can.
In 2014 I graduated with a BA Hons Illustration Degree. It was an INTENSE three years, and I worked near enough full time alongside my studies. It nearly killed me. After graduation I felt that my creativity was useless.
I caught that awful sickness called apathy. For anyone with a creative soul, you will understand.
Creativity is often overlooked and left to wilt.
So, I graduated and forgot. I forgot what drew me to art in the first place. I forgot my home.
I spent the next few years feeling lost, even worse, useless. Like I was wading through mud emotionally, spiritually, physically…all of it.
In 2016 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Gosh, where to begin with that. I don’t speak about it often, because ninety percent of my life involves trying to pretend it doesn’t exist, until it brings me to my knees.
The diagnosis explained a lot, the long periods of sickness in my childhood, the extreme fatigue and pain, despite motivation.
One day in the spring of 2017, the mental fog seemed to lessen. I had this strange window of clarity. It felt foreign. I could think?
I had an idea.
I picked up a half finished notebook from my University days. It started with small sentences at first, and then doodles and then … patterns.
My patterns were back. The creations I assumed were useless became actualized once more…It was amazing. In that moment, I was free.
I was home.
Next, I picked up a canvas. A few months later I had finished a whole one. After years of feeling empty, something had sparked inside of me again.
By the next year I had started to build up my website and blog content.
It starts with an IDEA. Where will yours take you?
From my heart to yours.
Until next time!
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