Most mornings since February, I have had a coffee date at 6am. As in 6 o'clock IN THE MORNING. The alarm goes off at 5:30am, I brew a fresh pot of coffee, throw on a sweatshirt and slippers and head to my date on FaceTime. Just like that. I would like to think I am somewhat of a morning person, but getting up that early that often took a little getting used to at first. But it was more then worth it because these coffee dates were about something important... about something bigger then us that has been stirring in our hearts. I am so excited to share a little of what my sweet friend and 6am coffee date Alicia Sturdy and I have been working on! Creating FLOURISH has pushed us, challenged us, and motivated us and we can't wait to share more with you once it launches in a few weeks!
So what is FLOURISH and who is it for?
If you are a creative woman, FLOURISH is for you. Maybe you are a fashion designer, stylist, photographer, calligrapher, florist, graphic designer, singer, songwriter, chef, makeup artist, author, interior designer...Your art reflects a piece of who you are, the way you see the world, and your unique imagination. Your individuality is embedded in everything you create. You are irreplaceable - one of a kind - and that is worth celebrating!
But let's be honest, sometimes you forget this. Sometimes you feel like you aren't good enough... like you aren't talented, smart, experienced enough and you end up comparing others' strengths to your weaknesses. You get discouraged, frustrated, and disheartened when really you should be flourishing in your individuality.
FLOURISH is an curated online collective journal, written by creative women for creative women across industries. Our mission - plain and simple - is to encourage and inspire every creative woman to flourish upon the knowledge that she is enough, just as she is. FLOURISH is a place where stories and struggles will be shared, encouraging words will flow freely and individuality will be celebrated.
Each week we will be sharing on FLOURISH entries written by creative women that work within creative fields. A bunch of you have asked how to be a contributing writer for FLOURISH by submitting something you have written or by writing something specifically for this collective journal.... While the details and site won't be launching until later this month, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!
Be sure to sign up to for the FLOURISH newsletter and be part of our exciting launch giveaways, receive updates on new entries published and some other exciting stuff we have up our sleeves! www.flourishjournal.com