I'm a little nervous that this is gonna come out incredibly corny but ...I'm going for it anyway! Upon making this blog, I realized that a huge part of finding your creativity is finding the people that motivate you. Today I wanna chat about a kick ass blogger who really inspired me + the number one thing I've learned from her so far.
In case the title didn't clue you in, I'm talking about Sarah Akwisombe. Not only is she an incredible interior stylist, but she also runs a course called the No Bull Blog School which is exactly how it sounds + I highly recommend. During the first session of the course Sarah said the most amazing thing that really resignation with me. Check it out below...
If someone were to ask me what my ethos is I'd say people should live an authentic life that is a genuine version of themselves.... you only get one life so why waste it trying to imitate someone else. There's someone else out there like that already. If you could start a blog where you could literally talk about what you want to talk about in your own way then why wouldn't you do it. Its such a great way to just unashamedly be yourself. If you could really be yourself all the time, I just think that would be quite amazing. - Sarah AkwisOMBE
After that first lesson my mind was buzzing, not only with the no-bull info that she provided, but also with the idea that the most important thing is to be yourself. I've worked for several blogs before + I've always had to write in their tone. Suddenly, for the first time it clicked. My blog was really MY BLOG + my biggest responsibility here is to be myself. (How f#*king liberating is that!?)
As the weeks pushed on I started to notice this epiphany trickling into my real life in a big way. I found myself making excuses for things/apologizing less + putting myself out there more. I got this weird rush of confidence that I've never felt before + lately I just can't be bothered to stress about what other people think about me. It's the most amazing thing!
I don't want to make this post gushy or go on forever so I'll sum it up for you like this... Sarah taught me that to live an authentic life is to be truly alive. For the first time I can breath + I have nothing to hide. I feel like it's really easy to make concessions for things and bend your needs to fit the wants of others. She taught me I don't have to do all that. That if people don't get me, their just not in my niche + that's okay.
I guess what I'm trying to say here is, Sarah taught me to be honest + it feels f#*king great!
If you'r interested in checking her out in all of her super-real-glory, here's a small collection of some of my favorite S. Akwisombe reads...
- There are tons more but I'm sure once you start checking out the posts listed, you'll get sucked in + no longer need a tour guide.
Anyhow, big thanks to Sarah for being so helpful + awesome in general. Check her out if you haven't yet + feel free to share your latest inspiration!