I'm Not Doing This For Money
Hello again! It's so good to be on here so soon! My excitement for this new blog is still on fire and I've been considering what my second blog post would be about. I believed this topic was the most fitting as this is a new blog and face to my creative outlet. My intent is not to make money from this blog. My goal is not to have ads or sponsors or anything. Maybe that will be something that comes in the future, I don't know, but it is not a driving force for me. When I left The Creatively Conscious, I realized I was hoping too hard for people to comment, like, or take note of my post. It was harder to write from the heart as I once had and in a sense, I began to lose my voice.
With this new chapter of blogging, I'm eager to allow the creativity to flow. You see, just because I'm retiring The Creatively Conscious doesn't mean I'm retiring my creativity. I'm simply giving it a face lift. So as the title indicates, I'm not blogging for the money. I'm not trying to make this take over my day job. I honestly love my career and am so thankful to be at a place that encourages growth and individuality. I'm finally at a place I am content in, really content. Blogging is not meant to take over my day job, but rather supplement it. For me, blogging is a way to use my creativity and express myself in different ways. I've chosen this to be returning to the basics of creative writing, photography, fashion, and home decor. As a self-proclaimed foodie, I will have food and drink photography, and will have my own "kitchen creations" as I experiment in the kitchen and work towards making a family cookbook. There will be experimentation with music, art, and poetry. This blank canvas will give space to my genius and allow it to test the waters. You see, blogging is my self-care.
I've talked a lot about self-care in the past and how hiking, kayaking, exercising, reading, and things like getting a manicure, getting my hair colored, or getting a massage are all self-care, but so is writing. It's probably my biggest means of self-care. Writing allows me to process my thoughts in written form. It allows me to take the racing thoughts that are speeding around the track called my mind and getting them down in some sort of order. Writing is a way to release the steam of emotions out, whether it be sadness, hurt, anger, betrayal, excitement, joy, and triumph. I've realized that when I'm writing, my mood is uplifted and my thoughts are clearer.
This blog is so exciting because I'm going to be able to really delve back in to what I love and lower the walls of fear, self-consciousness, and uncertainty. I'm ok to be vulnerable. I'm ok to experiment, and even fail. I'm eager to open doors for myself that I have kept closed due to my lack of self-confidence. I'm here and I'm ready.
Let's do this!