I want to share with you all what inspires me to blog my heart out.
I’ve written creatively for most of my life but it’s been very patchy & there have been big long droughts of barrenness.
All throughout school, I had wanted to be a writer.
I was a teenage poet before the digital age. I even got published…well, sort of…it was a letter to the Editor.
Then I stopped writing for a long time. I felt that writing was a luxury.
Surely it wouldn’t pay the bills…
Until it did!
It took a while for it to dawn on me that I was writing for a living.
What the hell is an Instructional Designer anyway, you may ask?
As someone who authors training material, I produce thousands of words every year. In the process, I help people perform their jobs better.
Certainly a rewarding job but something still felt like it was missing…until recently.
You could say I had a revelation. Ok, more like a slow uncovering of the truth.
I’ve started 3 other blogs over the last few years. None of them stuck.
I started them all with enthusiasm but I ran out of steam quickly.
Those blogs weren’t quite right. I didn’t feel like I had credibility in what I was talking about. I certainly didn’t have stickability.
The topics were fleeting interests & not aligned with my true purpose. To be truthful I hadn’t really connected with what that was, until last year.
My calling is to help others live a life full of passion. To help them reignite their creativity, as I have rediscovered how to. Stripping away the over committed calendars & unnecessary physical belongings leads the way for more creative space.
Blogging gives me a platform to share my thoughts, teach others, learn from them, grow ideas & help change the world…one simple step at a time.
I made a little video to help express what is in my heart.
I had fun making this video. It’s a great way to share more of my photos too. So, I’m sure it won’t be the last time I try my hand at it.
I created this video as a submission for the Shoebox competition that is being run as part of the 2016 ProBlogger Training Event on the Gold Coast.
It will my first time at #pbevent & I’m just a tad nervous. I’ve only been blogging for under a year & there are some big names going to the event.
I think I’ll play this video for myself as a pep talk prior to the event to remind myself of why I do this & that I deserve to be going to such an event.
Each time I post, I self publish. It’s so empowering.
I AM A WRITER!
From my heart to yours,