Ahhh, so refreshing.
I’m incredibly excited as I’m putting this new blog, vlog, and brand together. I’m not quite sure where to start, because I feel like I’ve been writing this blog my entire life—in my journals and occasionally on my personal blog. I write everyday but it never gets out there—all of my thoughts and mini revelations have been kept to myself over the years. But I feel like now is the time to finally take the leap and start sharing what I have. It would be selfish and a shame to keep it all to myself. Because who knows? Maybe you (yes you, I’m talking to you) need it too. Maybe you don’t. Maybe you know somebody else who does, whom you can share this with. Either way, I’m learning to put myself out there and share more freely and abundantly. Sharing is spreading valuable and empowering information that otherwise would be kept to myself, locked in a tomb. I’m over being a tomb. I’m over being reserved about my thoughts and opinions. I’m going to share what I believe is meaningful in hopes that it reaches somebody out there and makes a real difference. Hell yeah, I’m going to do that. And that is why I’m so freakin’ excited.
Okay but let’s rewind. What is Lavendaire? Lavendaire is a special space on the Internet for the passionate, for the fearless, for the dreamers who believe. Lavendaire is dedicated to the ultimate form of self-expression: to create, shape, and design ourselves and our lives fully. Everybody is an artist in their own right—we can all create and live the life that we have imagined and dreamed of. We have the power to paint our own world to our liking, starting with ourselves. And we should love ourselves and our lives fully—if there’s ever something that we don’t love, we have the power to change it and steer our lives in the direction we choose. Everything is customizable and there are always options, even in times when we feel like we have no choice. It’s a matter of being creative, thinking outside of the box, looking beyond the obvious, or adopting a new perspective. The more creative we become, the more we open our eyes to the endless possibilities in which we can shape our lives. It takes practice and repetition to train our brains to think in new ways, but it’s worth it. Once you learn to take 100% responsibility and control over your life, you will never feel stuck and you can make anything happen.
To me, this means a life of purpose, love, and goodness, sprinkled with tons of creativity, music, art, beauty, knowledge, wisdom, and culture. To you, it may mean something else. We each have our own innate sense of our ideal life and world, and our duties are to live out those ideal lives and create those ideal worlds around us in order to collectively contribute to a better, more beautiful world as a whole. In this way, we put our own personal touch, leave our own legacy and footprint in society, and contribute to shaping its future. I don’t know what’s more exciting than that.
Through Lavendaire, I will be sharing everything I learn in becoming a better artist of life, covering topics in lifestyle, personal growth, creativity, culture, and whatever else moves me. I am forever a student, and as I continue to learn: to read, take classes, meet new people, and find inspiration, I find myself in awe again and again. I’d love to share that with the world, and discover what you all read, learn, and are inspired by as well. Now, I’d like to take a moment to toast all of you, the ones who are driven by such fire, curiosity, and zest for life—the ones who get me. Cheers to your passion, your high ideals, and your tenacity in never settling for less. The world belongs to those of us who will work to become our best selves and craft our lives, just the way we’ve always imagined. We’re in this together. And we’re going to kick some serious ass.