Dreamers + Doers 06: Doing All the Things

Dreamers & Doers is a new series here on Sunday Blossoms & a twice-monthly mailing you can get sent right to yer inbox. This space is for creatives to find inspiration, support and encouragement to make their dreams a reality. Written + curated by Amina Ahmad, a creative dreamer / doer crafting through life in & around Washington, DC.

In a world where we constantly are cultivating our personal Instagram brands, I find it SO DIFFICULT to find a way to tell people what I do - online and IRL. I own a business; I make things; I hand letter; I have a blog; I write these notes to you. And I do other stuff, too.

I feel like the Internet is always telling me that I have to Be someone. That people need to know the essence of Me via a Twitter bio. And I constantly struggle to figure out how to convey all the things. I know some of you do too, because we've tweeted + talked about this - Who are we if we do all the things?

Today as I took on yet another project, I decided to attempt to let that shit go. Because it doesn't matter. Who I am on the Internet doesn't have to be all of who I am, a full representation of myself. Some of those things can be just for me, right?

But I'm curious about how you feel. Today I don't really have an answer or advice. What do you think? How do you tell people what you do? Who you are between the projects? Respond to this email. Tell me. I'd love to share what you think in the next edition.

Oh, P.S. I heard a great tip the other day if you, like me, have your hands in a million different projects - set days to work on your different projects. For example, Mondays are my yoga planning / Dreamers + Doers days. Tuesdays are studio days for my business. Wednesdays are marketing days, etc. etc. Try it!

 

We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams;—
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems

- Arthur O'Shaughnessy


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