Howdy pricey viewers (if there are any readers left)! What transpired to running a blog? If only I understood. I have dropped a bit my mojo I assume. Also this electronic lifetime has turn out to be quite draining – I kind of sense it extra and far more immediately after virtually 3 yrs of freelancing and generally performing by myself from dwelling. Really do not get me erroneous, I am happy, I like what I do. But often I really feel like it is way too repetitive, it is much too superficial, it is irrelevant, monotonous – did I mention repetitive? Well even the terms listed here develop into recurring.
From time to time I wallow in reminiscences and uncover it all really astonishing. Not numerous of you will know, but I analyzed worldwide enterprise administration and economics and when I was a scholar social media was not a detail still. I believe it was the early ages of some college student networks this kind of as early Facebook and some German counterparts that I knew as a person dwelling and researching in Austria. Imagining a expert vocation in the electronic globe or more 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 word. I actually do. Influencer? As if I am sitting down at residence and building conspiratorial programs on how to affect and seduce you. You know, like buy this, get that, insert a lot more vegetation (ok responsible for the latter at least).
I have consciously picked out this ‘career’ path. Do you see how I set the word vocation in quotation marks? Yup, for the reason that I often want to influence myself that this is my position now. That this IS a occupation at all. But I speculate: Is it truly a task? Or am I just blessed to be driving the electronic wave and getting uncovered my niche to make my living with it? I at times are inclined to overlook the path that led me to wherever I am these days. Yrs and many years of non cease running a blog (sure back then I blogged 6 moments a week) and continual networking on Twitter (these ended up the yrs). And all of this I did for a long time in a row although also owning a total time work in PR and advertising agencies (with all the glamour of piling surplus hours and shoddy pay back). All those were being times where by I would start out operating at 9 am and complete at property at a person or two am. Likely to mattress, waking up, and executing all of it all over again the upcoming working day. For many years and years. And then I bit by bit managed to create my blog site, my social media existence, develop a local community of plant lovers, create a person guide , then a further, function on style and styling assignments, give lectures, host courses and so on. And now I am a freelancer. Complete time ‘influencer’. Complete time doing work from residence. Total time questioning if this is truly suitable and satisfying. Tons of full right here. Repetitive and recurring.
I just reread my final paragraph and I do get the strategy that this may possibly seem a bit destructive or disillusioned. But neither is real to be straightforward. I am pleased, I like what I do, I just marvel if this is what I want to do for the up coming years to arrive. I wrote guides. I did style projects. I labored as a speaker and system host. So what is future? I do not know myself but I want a thing new to appear on the horizon. A little something that would challenge me all over again and encourage my creativity and information. Hit me up if you have ideas:-)
In the meantime rest confident that I am fortunately sharing what evokes me and what keeps me going creatively – generally on Instagram (and certainly, I desire the phrase inspirator around influencer). But I want to be way much more energetic in this article on the weblog much too from now on (many thanks Holly from Decor8 for regularly reminding me of blogging). It now feels additional sizeable composing a lengthier textual content than just a couple of strains of an IG caption. And no matter whether or not any person is looking through this – it will be out there driving the electronic wave and whoever surfs by, delight in the experience and the read!
In the meantime, sense cost-free to appear and go to me on this house tour by Westwing (incl. a online video tour and some plant guidelines) – it is the most the latest tour of my Berlin condominium!
Pictures by Westwing