Posted By aleekwrites
The first post: what you can expect!

Creativity, careers and cash; the overlap and the ideas. I will talk about saving money, improving creative work and taking a leap of courage to make investments in ourselves. I will take notes on what it means to live a richer life and create a richer culture and how we could begin to define what art, and fun, and play, is worth.My posts will veer between a
service to you and my narcissism, comedy and tragedy, silliness and seriousness. But I am committed to this like I’m committed my work and I will report as a journalist, market at your service, freestyle as a creative writer and observe as a human being. Sometimes my word will be jumbled; that’d be a poem.

This blog will evolve, and get better, as my explorations reveal more about myself, and about you. There is space here for arty and dreamy types, professionals and those who live bravely, and I believe there is a bit of that in most people. How much do you let it out to play? I want to know. In learning about you I will learn about me. Just like me, this blog will be flawed, it will improve, and it will grow. I hope I can help you do that, too.

So who am I?

I’m a 25-year-old freelance journalist, marketer and copywriter. I also write poetry. I’ve been redundant, rejected or otherwise cast out of my career – and bounced back, somehow. And this my bounce – I set this up. (So their loss is your gain!)

“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than write for the public and have no self” – Cyril Connolly.

If you don’t have a job, create one. My work has been ripped to pieces, sometimes even constructively, and through that I’ve gained an appreciation for the sheer will in continuing and improving and quietly getting better.

Most people need a little generosity, moral or economical, to believe in themselves. If you want to see what it takes to invest in yourself: subscribe!

Let’s see what happens. I think ‘why not?’ is a great reason to start something. Nice to start it with you.