I spend way too much time thinking about purpose, who I am, and who I want to be, especially in this online space. For some reason that's been on mind a lot lately. And I probably spend more time thinking about what I DON'T want to do or be but I guess that's a good starting point.
I don't want to be a "coach" whether that's a "life coach" or "creativity coach" or whatever. I don't want to be a "girl boss" or a "boss lady." (I'm not sure which is the appropriate term for my now 40 year old self.) I don't consider this space a "side hustle" nor do I want one. In fact, I'm tired of "hustling" altogether. I don't want to "partner with a brand" or hand out "swag" or post "pro tips." I'm not even sure what it means to be "authentic" online anymore. Yet these are all the things I'm told I should be doing online.
That kinda leaves me with what am I doing and who do I want to be? I want to be nice. I want to be kind. I want to be helpful but I want to be honest. I want to work and learn and teach only by example of what has worked and not worked for me, though it may very well be different for you. I want to inspire others to be their creative selves. I want to make room for us all to shine.
I'm currently working hard on a new year of creative habits site. I've also thought a lot about its purpose. I don't want it to be one more thing on my (or your) "to do" list. I don't want you to have to pay or jump through hoops to participate. I don't want it to be a space where everyone is doing the same thing and gets the same results. I don't want there to be a lot of rules or for it to limit you creatively. I do want it to be a place you can go to feel connected to other creatives. I want it to be a community that supports you when you hit those creative lows. I want it to be a place to share your creative highs. I want it to be an inspiring and helpful place for when you need it but not a distraction for when you are in a groove. I hope you will be as excited about that as I am.