Hello dear readers (if there are any viewers remaining)! What took place to running a blog? If only I realized. I have shed a bit my mojo I believe. Also this electronic everyday living has become very draining – I variety of really feel it more and additional soon after pretty much 3 decades of freelancing and primarily working by myself from household. Don’t get me improper, I am joyful, I like what I do. But sometimes I truly feel like it is much too repetitive, it is far too superficial, it is irrelevant, boring – did I mention repetitive? Perfectly even the words and phrases in this article grow to be recurring.
Occasionally I wallow in memories and come across it all rather astonishing. Not quite a few of you will know, but I researched worldwide business enterprise administration and economics and when I was a university student social media was not a detail but. I imagine it was the early ages of some university student networks these kinds of as early Fb and some German counterparts that I understood as someone residing and finding out in Austria. Imagining a skilled job in the digital environment or much more precisely in the sphere of social media was just unimaginable. And however below I am, total time influencer. Oh how I despise the word. I genuinely do. Influencer? As if I am sitting down at house and creating conspiratorial programs on how to affect and seduce you. You know, like obtain this, acquire that, increase extra plants (ok responsible for the latter at minimum).
I have consciously preferred this ‘career’ route. Do you see how I put the phrase occupation in quotation marks? Yup, simply because I normally have to have to convince myself that this is my career now. That this IS a occupation at all. Still I wonder: Is it seriously a work? Or am I just fortunate to be driving the digital wave and having found my specialized niche to make my living with it? I occasionally have a tendency to ignore the route that led me to where I am today. Several years and decades of non prevent blogging (indeed back then I blogged 6 instances a week) and frequent networking on Twitter (these ended up the yrs). And all of this I did for yrs in a row even though also having a whole time position in PR and advertising and marketing agencies (with all the glamour of piling surplus hours and shoddy spend). Those people had been days where by I would commence doing work at 9 am and complete at household at 1 or two am. Going to bed, waking up, and executing all of it again the next working day. For yrs and yrs. And then I slowly but surely managed to establish my blog, my social media existence, make a group of plant lovers, write one particular e book , then yet another, operate on structure and styling jobs, give lectures, host programs and so on. And now I am a freelancer. Entire time ‘influencer’. Comprehensive time doing the job from dwelling. Complete time asking yourself if this is truly pertinent and satisfying. Heaps of comprehensive here. Repetitive and recurring.
I just reread my last paragraph and I do get the idea that this might audio a little bit destructive or disillusioned. But neither is legitimate to be straightforward. I am content, I like what I do, I just ponder if this is what I want to do for the upcoming years to arrive. I wrote guides. I did structure jobs. I labored as a speaker and program host. So what is subsequent? I do not know myself but I want a thing new to look on the horizon. Anything that would problem me all over again and stimulate my creative imagination and information. Hit me up if you have ideas:-)
In the meantime rest assured that I am happily sharing what conjures up me and what retains me going creatively – mostly on Instagram (and indeed, I favor the phrase inspirator in excess of influencer). But I want to be way extra lively right here on the blog site much too from now on (many thanks Holly from Decor8 for constantly reminding me of running a blog). It currently feels a lot more substantial composing a for a longer period textual content than just a couple strains of an IG caption. And no matter whether or not anyone is reading through this – it will be out there riding the digital wave and whoever surfs by, love the journey and the go through!
In the meantime, sense absolutely free to occur and take a look at me on this property tour by Westwing (incl. a online video tour and some plant ideas) – it is the most current tour of my Berlin condominium!
Photography by Westwing