So, you’ve come here to know who I am?
This entire website is a journey of exploring life while being chronically ill, as well as rediscovering my creative path and reclaiming myself from past traumas.
I’m saddened to think of the time I lost being sick and trying to fit into a societal mold of “anything but the starving artist” and yearning to find that I have true calling or purpose so I can stop feeling like a confused fraud. But now I am older and wiser and the journey is all mine to navigate as I see fit.
In younger years we all tend to care just way too much about what other people think or expect of us. For me, this has taken me a long time to identify as I’ve always thought (or been told) that I’m a bit of a rebel. I guess somewhere along the way I found myself trying too hard to please others and fit in.
Instead, I’ve had to come to terms with what my trauma created dissociation with my body has caused, how the world around me has changed when it comes to being chronically ill and having food and environmental allergies, and what it would be like to live my life on my terms without worry of what others thought or expected of me.
What I am writing about?
I invite you to join me as I write about my life experiences with being chronically ill and trying to just have fun, my journey with art (and writing), and my business experience being brought together here, for you and for myself.
These experiences won’t apply to everyone, and that’s ok. But, my experiences can help people feel understood, supported, and emboldened to navigate life in their circumstances.
I might make you uncomfortable by all that I share but to me, it’s important to be transparent, and if we ignore things that make people uncomfortable we never get to the depths of exploring all we can be.
Where have I been?
I have been a musician, an actor, an administrative assistant, a customer service representative, a cashier, a virtual assistant, a jewelry maker, a general creative, a writer, a website creator, a social media manager, and probably many small things in between.
But at the core is a creative entrepreneur looking to live every day in a sense of inspiration and emotional exploration.
I lost jobs due to undiagnosed ADHD and the downward spiral of yet undiagnosed chronic illness. I struggled to find my place and figure out how to survive. I have often felt like a fraud, as if I still wasn’t where I belonged. Despite years of working with WordPress and clients I still feel like this sometimes.
But, I also feel lost. Like something is missing and the truth is, I always push aside my creativity in favour of something I think is more socially expected….slaving away for money without meaning.
This website is about my journey in hopes of helping others feel less lonely and hopefully, inspired to take on life on their terms. Regardless of health, struggles, or fabricated rules, I want people to know that they are not alone in their frustrations. Together, we will change the world.