People, I have a confession to make. There’s a reason why I have not blogged regularly, lately. No, it’s not because I’m too busy. (Yes, I’m busy… but that’s not why). No, it’s not because I cannot think of anything to blog about. No, it isn’t because I keep forgetting. (Those would all be legitimate, yet inexcusable reasons. However, they’re not mine… not today, at least!)
I have a lot to say. There is so much pulsating inside of my veins that I would love to just pour out. But, quite frankly, I’m sick of the fakey, Pollyanna B.S. that results (LATELY) whenever I write a blog post on here, or attempt to write (and then delete). Sure, I’m a very optimistic person, with a positive outlook on life. However, I feel that I hold back a LOT on here. I don’t feel like I’m expressing the truth. Only part of it.
For some reason, it is way easier to just completely be me in-person and on Facebook – with no apologies and no filter. But, on here? Nope… which, on ONE hand, totally makes sense since this functions as a business blog, in addition to being a personal blog.
However, the vision I have for my company is not a cookie-cutter one. Not at all. Mine is to be uniquely, 100%, authentically ME. If I wanted to conceal that, I would just climb the corporate ladder of someone else’s company, someone else’s dream. But, that’s not what I want.
So, I’ve decided to challenge myself to the following: Write on here. Write until it bleeds out of me. Write with great release. Write to unload a year’s worth of junk, and maybe crap that’s way older than that. My blog depends on it. My creative life depends on it. My very being depends on it. And, I owe it to myself. I owe ME myself.
For me, I am an artist. That’s what I am. Why am I an artist? Because my purpose in life is to see, understand, be understood and share. EXPRESS. Every artist is different. Not everyone’s reason is the same. But mine is to reveal the truth. To be honest. To, on a grander scale, enlighten.
For my clients, I am a storyteller. That’s what I am. Why am I a storyteller? Because my purpose in life is to document the most priceless aspects of the human experience AND essence. And, in that, I strive to capture the truth and beauty of who YOU are.
To be a good storyteller, I must constantly nurture and feed my inner-artist. And, the only way to do that is to be naked, vulnerable and completely honest. In order to tell the story of others, I must have an outlet for telling my own. And, going forward, I’m no longer going to hold back on sharing my truth, right here on this blog – via words and pictures, and sometimes just pictures, and sometimes just words.
“Be wild; that is how to clear the river. The river does not flow in polluted, we manage that. The river does not dry up, we block it. If we want to allow it its freedom, we have to allow our ideational lives to be let loose, to stream, letting anything come, initially censoring nothing. That is creative life. It is made up of divine paradox. To create one must be willing to be stone stupid, to sit upon a throne on top of a jackass and spill rubies from one’s mouth. Then the river will flow, then we can stand in the stream of it raining down.” – Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes
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