What It's Like To Live A Life of Creativity
LALO Creativity is simple way of saying Living A Life Of Creativity. It was something that sounded "right" to me and so I went with it. If you have stumbled across this post at random, I'm so glad you did because from here you get to learn a little more about me, the book I am working on and a little more about my day to day and unconventional creative life!
I AM A FREELANCER
I have had a recently strong presence as a Virtual Assistant & Project Manager. I enjoy making my work own hours work for me and giving time back to the people I serve by helping them knock things off their business to-do lists! ☑). I experiment with a handful of creative ideas and also keep a blog on my project managing site on best work practices in this area.
I AM AN ARTIST
I am also an artist of different kinds! Skillful in makeup artistry @beautybynherie with the occasional professional singer/vocal gig🎶🎤, and a focus on writing and copywriting✍. Add to this some craft , watercolor, and decor hobbies and it's a beautiful mix that keeps my life full of the things that keep me going, growing and learning! I practice everything I talk about and keep practicing. I monetize some of my art but not all and certainly not all at the same time. There is a time and season for everything. As an artist, my art form changes and adapts to the season I am in. This model of creative living works well for me.
I AM A MOTHER
Did I mention I was a mom of 2? So, to say that this road is without its challenges, I'd be a hypocrite. I've been married and I have been divorced and I have been a dating mom too. No matter what my relationship status is, how I parent my children is another way that I show up creatively. From time to time I talk about parenting and pull resources that have been helpful to me and share it.
I AM A DEVOTED CREATIVE INFLUENCER
The encouragement I offer through my blog, social media and art highlights making choices every day do live the creative life I was born to live. I share these practices with others and it's at the core and heart of why I choose to live this way. I have commissioned myself to show up in every season, include the burnout ones with a creative mind and heart at the center of it all. This is where my peace, gratitude and solutions to my own personal struggles are found. Creativity grounds me for the long-haul of my own life's journey.
I AM A ROUTINE AND CONSISTENCY CREATOR
Here's what I've figured out so far...if you scale back, live within your means, put time into your creative pursuits, you can, little by little live a life of creativity and be happy. ❤ How you create your environment so that you can continue to be creative is where I show up best in this space. I look for, create and talk about routines in a flexible and practical way. One of the myths I like to challenge every day is the idea that creative people and particularly those who are practicing artists are disorganized, dysfunctional and always broke. So, I do also tackle topics on budgeting too. I believe every stage of a creative journey is precious, valid and worth being a part of the chapter of the journey. Sometimes you simply need some consistent guidelines to help keep you on your feet!
I AM AN AUTHOR
In 2017 I launched this blog and not too long after launched a first edition of a book about Living A Life of Creativity. You can read more about that in detail here and I look to publish an eBook as well as print copies of my first book this year 2022. In the meantime, I author several posts here on this blog. If you would like to be on my new email list where I am in the process of creating content to deliver a few times a month, please scroll below where you will find my subscribers box.
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