Welcome to a new series where I am telling my creative story.
I have been thinking about telling this story for a while and have finally decided to take the plunge. This story is long. I started writing and realized there was SO much to share. I love reading stories like this, so I hope you do too. Each week, for the next six weeks, two parts of my story will be released (along with regular blog content). It is over 7000 words long, which is why it is divided into so many parts. This story will span how I caught the creative bug, how living a creative lifestyle has been woven into my entire life, even when I wasn’t doing anything ‘crafty’ and how I got to where I am with my blog and creative business today. So sit tight, make sure you are reading through a feed reader like Feedly or Bloglovin so you don’t miss a post, and enjoy.
Why I’m telling my story
Because it’s MY story and it needs to be told. As a scrapbooker telling my story is the whole point, so this just makes sense. I still have a long way to go in my creative journey, so I want to make sure I have recorded the beginnings before I forget.
Because I am beyond obsessed with the Creative Start Podcast. I could listen to a million of these and am beyond sad that it has ended.
Because I cannot read books fast enough about creativity, creatives and their stories. Some of my favorites include: Austin Kleon’s Steal Like an Artist, Twyla Tharp’s The Creative Habit, Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, Tina Fey’s BossyPants and Julie Andrew’s Home.
Because Elise modelled a great format for how to share your story on a blog. She did a great job with hers and I was hooked.
Because of your questions and comments. I get a lot of comments, online and in real life, about how ‘I’m just not creative’ or ‘I don’t know how you do all of that’ or ‘how do you know how to do that?!’ and my favorite ‘I want to start a blog and make money from it. Today!’ I figured it’s high time to address those comments and show how I don’t actually know what I’m doing always/I have been working at it for over 25 years.
This will be the landing page for all the posts in this series. See each part here:
Part 1 Childhood, Part 2 Teen Years, Part 3 College, Part 4 Newlyweds, Part 5 Blogging, Part 6 Blog Friends, Part 7 Get Messy Roots, Part 8 Growing My Blog, Part 9 Defining My Blog, Part 10 Get Messy Becomes a Business, Part 11 New Opportunities, Part 12 The Future
(Each link will be updated as posts go live, therefore if you click a link and it appears ‘broken’ it is because that portion has not been released yet. So please keep checking back to read the whole story.)