Hi dear readers (if there are any visitors still left)! What happened to blogging? If only I understood. I have shed a little bit my mojo I assume. Also this digital existence has turn out to be pretty draining – I type of feel it a lot more and more just after nearly a few several years of freelancing and typically operating by myself from property. Do not get me completely wrong, I am pleased, I like what I do. But occasionally I come to feel like it is far too repetitive, it is as well superficial, it is irrelevant, tedious – did I point out repetitive? Well even the words below grow to be recurring.
Occasionally I wallow in recollections and uncover it all really astonishing. Not lots of of you will know, but I studied international organization administration and economics and when I was a student social media was not a factor nevertheless. I assume it was the early ages of some university student networks this kind of as early Fb and some German counterparts that I knew as an individual dwelling and learning in Austria. Imagining a qualified vocation in the electronic world or a lot more specifically in the sphere of social media was just unimaginable. And yet in this article I am, complete time influencer. Oh how I despise the phrase. I definitely do. Influencer? As if I am sitting down at dwelling and earning conspiratorial options on how to impact and seduce you. You know, like buy this, get that, increase additional plants (okay responsible for the latter at minimum).
I have consciously preferred this ‘career’ path. Do you see how I place the term occupation in quotation marks? Yup, since I generally need to persuade myself that this is my career now. That this IS a career at all. Nonetheless I marvel: Is it definitely a career? Or am I just blessed to be driving the digital wave and possessing discovered my specialized niche to make my dwelling with it? I occasionally have a tendency to forget about the path that led me to the place I am nowadays. Decades and many years of non prevent blogging (certainly again then I blogged six occasions a 7 days) and consistent networking on Twitter (all those had been the years). And all of this I did for several years in a row although also acquiring a comprehensive time task in PR and promoting companies (with all the glamour of piling surplus hours and shoddy shell out). People were days in which I would start off operating at 9 am and finish at home at just one or two am. Going to bed, waking up, and accomplishing all of it again the future working day. For many years and decades. And then I little by little managed to construct my web site, my social media existence, establish a group of plant lovers, create a person guide , then another, perform on style and styling projects, give lectures, host courses and so on. And now I am a freelancer. Total time ‘influencer’. Whole time functioning from household. Entire time asking yourself if this is genuinely applicable and fulfilling. Heaps of full right here. Repetitive and recurring.
I just reread my past paragraph and I do get the idea that this could possibly sound a bit negative or disillusioned. But neither is genuine to be honest. I am happy, I like what I do, I just ponder if this is what I want to do for the next a long time to arrive. I wrote books. I did design tasks. I worked as a speaker and training course host. So what is upcoming? I do not know myself but I want some thing new to appear on the horizon. A thing that would challenge me yet again and persuade my creative imagination and knowledge. Strike me up if you have thoughts:-)
In the meantime rest confident that I am fortunately sharing what conjures up me and what retains me going creatively – typically on Instagram (and sure, I like the expression inspirator in excess of influencer). But I want to be way a lot more lively right here on the blog far too from now on (many thanks Holly from Decor8 for constantly reminding me of running a blog). It by now feels extra significant creating a longer textual content than just a handful of strains of an IG caption. And whether or not or not any one is reading through this – it will be out there riding the digital wave and whoever surfs by, enjoy the experience and the browse!
In the meantime, really feel no cost to come and go to me on this household tour by Westwing (incl. a movie tour and some plant suggestions) – it is the most recent tour of my Berlin apartment!
Pictures by Westwing