This empath's journal

It’s about time I introduced myself properly3 min read

I’ve been working as a graphic designer and copywriter since I was seventeen, building websites and producing content.

I got pretty good at being a copywriter too, but for most of my life, it meant working as a freelancer and having other odd jobs on the side.

My real passion is performing arts.

On stage, my quirky, eccentric self that is obsessed with details isn’t out of place at all. I’m still working on how I’m gonna do that when I grow up.

The last odd job I had really did my head in, what with the 4 a.m. wake-ups and working in windowless basements, and I decided that having a kid was going to be the opportune moment to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up.

Since leaving that job, I’ve been trying out different things to see which one sticks.

Progress so far: Amazon: no. Etsy: no. Webshop: no. Retail: no. Full-time desk-jockey: no. Cubicle farm: no. Creativity: yes. Countryside: yes.

(Of these I’ve started with the creativity thing, and I’m hoping that this new career choice will eventually lead me to the country living thing.)

What I’ve learned is that I’m not half bad at writing and people even find my articles helpful.

When I write here, my intention is to understand myself better, organise my thoughts into a more comprehensible mess.

I’m one of those people obsessed with finding meaning in most everything, and I can get very OCD about finding answers to The Big Questions (this is why a lot of my articles turn out longer rather than shorter, and often include a great amount of introspection).

I’m also kind of a pain in the ass and don’t take to authority well.

In other words: I’m primed to work for myself. Having figured that out I’ve since channelled all my energy into launching my artist’s career

I guess we can say that I’m officially on the hunt for my 1000 true fans.

The only thing I can say I’ve achieved so far is managing to keep our kid alive for the past two years, I’ve found measures of patience that I did not know I had and I’ve never slept so little in my life.

I put effort every day into demolishing the empty page (by writing or drawing on it) and trust that hard work and several cups of coffee are going to get me where I want to go.

So without further ado, grab a nice hot cup o’ joe (or whatever you’re drinking) and dive into the blog!

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