The world is changing, friend. Can you feel it? Things aren’t what they used to be. Or, at the very least, we’re seeing that the American Dream isn’t quite what we expected, and for a lot of us, it just isn’t working.
If you’re like me, you’re frustrated. You’re sick of fake news, and violence and systemic oppression, and that underlying feeling of “I’m never going to measure up.” It’s leaving a lot of us struggling to get by, exhausted and mentally and emotionally burned TF out.
I feel you.
It all seems like more than we bargained for and at this point, if you’re like me, you barely even feel like yourself anymore. So many people are in this boat with us, friend.
But I’ll let you in on a secret – We don’t feel like ourselves, because we aren’t acting like ourselves!
This is where I was a few years ago just before I realized how simple the cause was – I wasn’t creating my own path. I was following someone else’s.
At first it was my parent’s path – the one laid out for me in their shiniest day dreams.
Then it was society’s path: go to college, get a degree, get a job, work until you retire and THEN live out your wildest dreams.
Well I did go to college, and I did graduate and I got an OK job, and I was really unhappy.
In hindsight, I should have stuck with artrepreneurship straight out of art school, but I took a much more winding road to get back here.
Back on my path.
A couple of years ago I recognized that the path I was following was not my own because of the way I was feeling – depressed, anxious, exhausted and crazy. I spent thousands of dollars on therapy, and books, and webinars, and I took an amazing course along the way – and while all of those things were extremely helpful, the point remained the same:
You have to create your own path, you cannot follow someone else’s.
In my journey I’ve also learned that your path only reveals itself to you as you go. You can plan ahead a little bit, but ultimately, your path is going to grow organically when you are true to yourself, and your mission.
Once you find your mission and know your Truth, those become the compass you need to guide your way.
Which is why I’m here, creating my path, unraveling and sharing my Truth little by little.
The good news is, we’re not entirely alone in this.
We also have to find our people – our tribe – and lean on them.
I’m betting it’s why you’re here. Welcome!
Great to have you! I’m Leah – Cincinnati based artist, designer, writer and Inspiration Extraordinaire who is on a mission to create art and other content that challenges what we think we know about everything, that tells the stories people are afraid to tell, that inspires others to seek and find their own Truth, too.
If you’re like me, and you just don’t feel like you fit into this world, it’s because you too are here to help build a new one.
This is my site and this is my content but this isn’t just about me – it’s about you, friend – and the world we’re going to create together.
Do you feel me?