Today, I am 30 days into my “100 Days of Creative Self-Care!
You may remember that part of my plan for this project was to write and submit my writing fearlessly. I’m happy to say that within this first trimester, I am already reaping the rewards. In addition to writing something every day (whether I publish it or not), I have been consistently writing on Medium and mustered up the courage to submit a few stories to popular publications. I am now a “Top Writer” on Medium in the “This Happened to Me” category. Continue reading “I’m a Little Bit of a Big Deal on Medium”
With Venus firmly planted in retrograde and Mercury hot on her heels, this is the perfect time to (re)start a creative habit. I’ve allowed external forces to lure me off of my chosen path and hold my creativity hostage for far too long. Fellow creative soul, Denise Jacobs, has inspired me to begin the “100 Days of Creative Self-Care” project.
What is it?
Exactly what the name implies.
When does it start?
Whenever I want to begin… and that’s today.
What do I have to do?
Whatever I choose that will reconnect me to my creative spirit, nurture my mental and physical health, and make me write fearlessly.
It is, in essence, a challenge. But I don’t want to call it that. I’ve come to learn that the word “challenge” is not a motivator for me. I’m not highly competitive so it has the opposite effect. Instead, I will call it a practice. That’s what it is, after all.
A creative practice… starting with 100 days… continuing for life. See my updates on Instagram and My Single Serving Life.
1. the willingness to take bold risks.
This week, I entered a writing contest. Not just any writing contest… a travel writing contest. Why is this earth-shattering news? Because it’s something I’ve never done. More importantly, it’s something that I never thought I could do. In the case of this particular contest, whether or not I should enter was also an issue. Continue reading “You Have the Audacity!”
Did you know I write on Medium?
Well if you didn’t, now you do! It’s one of my favorite places to write AND read! If you’ve never experienced this platform, you are missing out on some amazing storytelling!
Medium recently rolled out a new feature on their mobile app called SERIES which has opened up a new and exciting way for me to share my writing. It’s like Instagram Stories and a Blog had a baby that doesn’t disappear in 24hrs and I’m able to add to the story… like chapters in a book or episodes in a “series” (get it)
I’m excited to share my first (of many) series with you, DO EPIC SHIT! You must have the Medium app to read it. If you like it, CLAP (you’ll see what I mean) and share it with your friends! If you really like it, subscribe to the series so you will know when I add the next installments!
Christie’s DO EPIC SHIT on Medium
Here’s more of my work on Medium: ChatterBox Christie on Medium
Guess what? My Single Serving Life story is featured on the Wanderful website!
Wanderful is an awesome community of women travelers with members all over the world. I am fairly new to the community (and to world travel in general) so to have my journey featured on their site is an amazing honor and a warm welcome. Special thanks to Astrid on the Wanderful team for the awesome interview! READ IT HERE!