Over the past two years I’ve worked really freaking hard to get to the core of what I care about and why. Through books, mentors, podcasts, online classes, and personal projects, I’ve slowly built my “why” into something that inspires me on a daily basis. My “why” statement is the root of all of my writing, art, design, and code. This blog stems from that “why” statement. It fuels me to wake up and do what I do every day.Read More
Vulnerability, authenticity, and transparency. These three buzzwords get thrown around a lot within the personal development world. After reading several articles, blog posts, and Instagram captions chock full of these words, they start to lose their punch. But these words are important. And I feel the need to define them for myself. I decided to share them with you, dear reader, so we can better reflect on 2017 and look forward to the new year.Read More
“The only move that matters is your next one.” Do you ever get stuck in a tornado of anxiety and overwhelm? Have a hard time detangling the web of confusion? These two five-minute journaling techniques clarify immediate next steps so little time is spent feeling stuck or lost. All you need to complete these two exercises is some paper and a writing utensil. For this reason I always carry a black A5 notebook with me. It’s like having my own personal life coach at my side at all times.Read More
Getting involved in the punk and DIY scene in my community helped me overcome perfectionism and actually start and finish creative projects. Perfection kills creativity. Don’t let it have that power! How can you win the battle against perfectionism this week? What will you create that isn’t perfect, but it’s something the world needs to see? The world needs your unique voice!Read More
I think I’m addicted to change.
This is not a good thing, like you might think. Everyone says, “Change is the only constant, so we might as well get used to it.” But what if I am addicted to the wrong kind of change? What if I’m addicted to the small, seemingly insignificant changes that are actually a distraction from my life’s purpose?Read More
I started decluttering my mind and then my possessions so that I could focus on my creative habits and routines. By getting rid of unnecessary thoughts and objects, I was able to focus on the things that are truly important to me. Does minimalism help you to feel more creative?Read More
The creative journey takes time. For me, it's taken the better part of three years. Three years ago I graduated with my bachelor's degree and got a "big-girl" job. However, I still felt like something was missing, which is why I spent a lot of time soul-searching to figure out how I could bring out the creative spirit from my childhood.Read More