Like anything, writing is a practice and an art. It takes daily commitment in order to grow.
6-7 months ago I accepted a job to help run a software company as the head of marketing and sales. Doesn’t that sound glamours? Even though it’s dental software, I love it! Because I love business, watching something grow and ultimately at the end of the day helping others run their businesses well.
Before accepting this job, I was running Lu Curates Media. My own media company! I was writing copy for a multitude of clients across a wide range of industries. My clients over the years included a purse company from Tel Aviv, Israel, a major department/discount store with over 100 locations in the South, art galleries (of course) and non-profits.
In writing their newsletters, blogs and social media copy, it was hard to scrape out the words for my own blog but I at least I had a little more flexibility to do it. Or so I thought, or is that just an excuse to justify my not pursuing something I value?
I recently finished this book named, “Girl, Wash Your Face!” by Rachel Hollis. Heard of it? (I’m also doing her #Last90days DM for deets) It has come into my life exactly when I needed it too. I have written 3-4 versions of this blog post and it’s been filled with excuses for why I took a break from writing.
I strongly, and deeply believe that we are the curators of our own lives but we have to stop making excuses or lying to ourselves. If it’s a mental health issue, an unhealthy relationship or a bad eating habit. We can’t just continue to let these things run our lives and stop us from doing the things we love. I love writing, doing business and hope that this blog inspires people to start curating their own lives. Let’s do it together!
What’s your art? What drives you creatively? And what can you do today to take one more step towards that thing?
Today, I’m writing and posting this blog post