|It's just... recently I've been feeling a little off. As though something's missing. That something is me.
And I don't like it, not one bit.
You see, the vision I had for this newsletter was that it would be this place where I could share my journey as a creator, daring to put my work into the world.
Doing it scared.
The ups, the downs, the practical stuff, the emotional and mental mind f*ckery, and all those fiddly bits in-between. To share resources that you'd find helpful and inspiring and challenging and cool.
And to grace you with my random brain farts and Mena-isms, hoping you'd find something funny, relatable or messy-but-good.
I'm on issue #16 of our (yours & mine) newsletter, and I'm having an identity crisis. A mid-freaking-life email crisis.
My obsession to 'add more value' has led to me posting long-ass educational articles in your inbox. Not that there's anything wrong with long-ass educational articles. It's just... they don't speak to you, the way I want to speak to you over email.
Those articles take me down an interesting rabbit hole, but they don't leave much room for conversation or connection.
Those articles belong on my blog (I'm creating a home for them there), not here. Not in our private inbox.
Sooo I've been thinking (huddle up now).
I'd like to go back to my original plan to send you 'letters'.
I'd like to shoot the breeze about the stuff I'm learning/thinking/playing with.
Sharing stories, and curating resources (practical as well as the mindset stuff) that'll help you navigate your own creative journey, whether you create on the side, or as a full-time solo entrepreneur.
Oh, and the obligatory GIF. I'd like to carry on sending those too (because I'm a big dorky kid like that).
Would that be OK with you?