Amidst everything happening on our planet, I believe in the importance of celebrating our achievements—big and small—and expressing gratitude for everything we have the power to accomplish. I hesitated to share my annual celebratory blog post but I hope that my blog can continue to serve as a platform to empower and inspire.
In a sense, I like to think that my blog started years ago. As a child, I would fill notebook after notebook with short stories, poems, and descriptions of my travels and findings in the world. As an artist, I always looked for ways to promote my work in public and online. With these passions for writing and art I knew that eventually I wanted to create a platform dedicated to illuminating my thoughts.
Eventually became January 2017, and I officially made my blog public in March of that year. Over the past three years, blogging has motivated me to continue to grow as a person, a writer, and an artist.
Blogging provides me with a space to be introspective and document my creative journey. My website is a collaborative space and I am dedicated to working with as many people from around the globe as I possibly can. Through interview series and conversations I’ve been able to showcase topics ranging from feminism and literature to sketchbooks and travel.
I’ve continued to learn so much this year and have preserved those lessons in writing over the past 12 months. This archive can be really comforting and inspiring, so, for anyone looking for a sense of productivity and purpose over the coming months—I hope that my platform may inspire you to launch your own.
One thing I’m always learning is that creativity takes courage. Genuine writing, personal writing, takes bravery. Blogging continues to be an endeavor in vulnerability and raw authenticity. Each week I present myself with the challenge to share a new aspect of myself through my writing, my art, and my photography. And for the past 156 Sundays I have taken on that challenge. With hundreds of blog posts behind me, I know there are hundreds more ahead.
I hope to continue to figure out who I am and what I want as I simultaneously synthesize my life experiences through art and writing. I am looking forward to graduating from The New School this spring (in whatever form that may be). I am looking forward to dedicating my life to ensuring that the arts are made accessible to people of all different backgrounds. I plan on continuing to submit my work to literary agents, journals, magazines, and other publications. I want to visit more museums, I want to travel more, and I want to continue to seek adventures with the people I love. I want to be filled with ideas. I want to be filled with inspiration. I want to be around creative people who talk about what ignites them. I want to have deep conversations and write about them. I want to dream up new concepts and make them happen. And I want to interact more with my audience and create content that YOU want to see—now more than ever!!
If you have supported me over these past three years, thank you. If this is your first time visiting my blog, thank you, I hope you come back soon. If you check in every week, thank you. If you have contributed or collaborated with me in any way, thank you. And if you would like to work together, please contact me!! During this time, I’d love to use my blog as an outlet for positivity and gratitude. If you have any ideas or suggestions, I am happy to hear them and collaborate with you.
To everyone who has shared my writing, messaged me saying that something I wrote helped them, and contacted me with words of encouragement, I appreciate you each endlessly and I hope you know that none of this would be possible without you.
Here’s to celebrating my third year of blogging and many more to come!!
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All (abridged) summaries taken from Good Reads. Notes are my own.