Hi pricey readers (if there are any visitors left)! What took place to blogging? If only I realized. I have shed a bit my mojo I imagine. Also this digital existence has come to be fairly draining – I kind of sense it a lot more and extra immediately after pretty much 3 yrs of freelancing and primarily doing work by myself from house. Do not get me improper, I am satisfied, I like what I do. But often I experience like it is way too repetitive, it is way too superficial, it is irrelevant, boring – did I point out repetitive? Well even the terms here become recurring.
Often I wallow in memories and find it all really astonishing. Not a lot of of you will know, but I examined international business administration and economics and when I was a student social media was not a thing yet. I believe it was the early ages of some student networks these types of as early Fb and some German counterparts that I realized as a person living and learning in Austria. Imagining a professional vocation in the digital globe or additional exactly in the sphere of social media was just unimaginable. And yet in this article I am, total time influencer. Oh how I despise the phrase. I truly do. Influencer? As if I am sitting at property and creating conspiratorial strategies on how to influence and seduce you. You know, like invest in this, obtain that, increase a lot more vegetation (okay guilty for the latter at minimum).
I have consciously chosen this ‘career’ path. Do you see how I set the term occupation in quotation marks? Yup, simply because I normally will need to convince myself that this is my work now. That this IS a task at all. However I wonder: Is it actually a job? Or am I just fortunate to be riding the digital wave and acquiring discovered my market to make my living with it? I from time to time are inclined to overlook the route that led me to wherever I am nowadays. Many years and years of non prevent blogging (certainly again then I blogged six periods a week) and continual networking on Twitter (people were the years). And all of this I did for years in a row whilst also obtaining a complete time career in PR and advertising businesses (with all the glamour of piling surplus hours and shoddy shell out). These ended up days where by I would get started working at 9 am and finish at property at one particular or two am. Heading to bed, waking up, and executing all of it once more the up coming working day. For a long time and decades. And then I slowly and gradually managed to make my blog site, my social media existence, establish a neighborhood of plant lovers, generate just one e book , then a further, get the job done on design and styling assignments, give lectures, host classes and so on. And now I am a freelancer. Whole time ‘influencer’. Comprehensive time performing from property. Total time wondering if this is really applicable and satisfying. Plenty of full below. Repetitive and recurring.
I just reread my last paragraph and I do get the idea that this could seem a little bit negative or disillusioned. But neither is correct to be honest. I am happy, I like what I do, I just wonder if this is what I want to do for the subsequent decades to occur. I wrote publications. I did style initiatives. I labored as a speaker and course host. So what is future? I do not know myself but I want some thing new to seem on the horizon. A little something that would obstacle me once again and inspire my creative imagination and understanding. Strike me up if you have ideas:-)
In the meantime relaxation assured that I am happily sharing what conjures up me and what retains me going creatively – typically on Instagram (and sure, I prefer the phrase inspirator in excess of influencer). But I want to be way extra active in this article on the web site way too from now on (thanks Holly from Decor8 for continuously reminding me of running a blog). It by now feels far more substantial writing a more time text than just a several traces of an IG caption. And regardless of whether or not everyone is reading this – it will be out there using the digital wave and whoever surfs by, take pleasure in the trip and the examine!
In the meantime, experience no cost to occur and visit me on this residence tour by Westwing (incl. a video tour and some plant strategies) – it is the most modern tour of my Berlin condominium!
Photography by Westwing