Hi there dear audience (if there are any viewers remaining)! What transpired to running a blog? If only I realized. I have shed a little bit my mojo I imagine. Also this digital lifestyle has become very draining – I kind of feel it much more and extra after nearly 3 years of freelancing and primarily operating by myself from household. Don’t get me mistaken, I am joyful, I like what I do. But at times I experience like it is way too repetitive, it is much too superficial, it is irrelevant, monotonous – did I mention repetitive? Very well even the text in this article turn out to be recurring.
Sometimes I wallow in reminiscences and come across it all pretty astonishing. Not quite a few of you will know, but I studied intercontinental business administration and economics and when I was a university student social media wasn’t a point yet. I assume it was the early ages of some student networks this kind of as early Fb and some German counterparts that I understood as an individual residing and studying in Austria. Imagining a skilled profession in the electronic earth or a lot more specifically in the sphere of social media was just unimaginable. And however below I am, entire time influencer. Oh how I despise the word. I genuinely do. Influencer? As if I am sitting down at household and making conspiratorial programs on how to affect and seduce you. You know, like invest in this, get that, incorporate additional crops (ok guilty for the latter at minimum).
I have consciously picked out this ‘career’ route. Do you see how I set the word occupation in quotation marks? Yup, because I frequently will need to influence myself that this is my occupation now. That this IS a career at all. Still I wonder: Is it definitely a job? Or am I just fortunate to be using the digital wave and getting uncovered my niche to make my residing with it? I often have a tendency to fail to remember the path that led me to exactly where I am today. Decades and yrs of non cease blogging (indeed back again then I blogged 6 times a week) and regular networking on Twitter (people have been the decades). And all of this I did for decades in a row while also obtaining a full time work in PR and advertising businesses (with all the glamour of piling surplus several hours and shoddy shell out). Those people were times in which I would start off functioning at 9 am and finish at house at one particular or two am. Likely to bed, waking up, and doing all of it yet again the upcoming day. For many years and yrs. And then I slowly managed to make my website, my social media existence, develop a group of plant fans, produce a person reserve , then one more, do the job on structure and styling projects, give lectures, host courses and so on. And now I am a freelancer. Whole time ‘influencer’. Entire time functioning from property. Full time pondering if this is really pertinent and satisfying. Plenty of entire here. Repetitive and recurring.
I just reread my previous paragraph and I do get the idea that this could possibly audio a bit detrimental or disillusioned. But neither is accurate to be trustworthy. I am delighted, I like what I do, I just surprise if this is what I want to do for the up coming yrs to come. I wrote guides. I did style and design initiatives. I labored as a speaker and training course host. So what is up coming? I do not know myself but I want a little something new to show up on the horizon. A thing that would challenge me again and really encourage my creativeness and understanding. Hit me up if you have tips:-)
In the meantime rest assured that I am fortunately sharing what evokes me and what retains me heading creatively – largely on Instagram (and certainly, I want the expression inspirator more than influencer). But I want to be way additional lively right here on the weblog far too from now on (many thanks Holly from Decor8 for regularly reminding me of running a blog). It presently feels much more substantial producing a more time text than just a number of strains of an IG caption. And whether or not anyone is studying this – it will be out there riding the electronic wave and whoever surfs by, get pleasure from the ride and the read!
In the meantime, sense free of charge to arrive and go to me on this property tour by Westwing (incl. a video tour and some plant recommendations) – it is the most current tour of my Berlin apartment!
Photography by Westwing