Total Kismet – “Live What You Love”

Total kismet.

Live What You Love MantraBand

Okay, maybe I’m being a little bit dramatic here. But total kismet is what it felt like when I was scrolling through my blog feed and saw something posted on MantraBands. I thought to myself, “Wow. This looks like exactly what I might need.”

So I took a little shopping trip and (even though I totally wanted all of them) I decided upon one–Live What You Love.

"Live What You Love" MantraBand

“Live What You Love” MantraBand in rose gold

“Live What You Love” really spoke to me because it fully represents the direction I’ve been trying to take my life. After spending the last three years (and counting!) nearly isolated and completely lonesome, I want to live a life surrounded by friends and family again. I want to live a life where I do things that are invigorating and where each day feels like an exciting new challenge. I’ve had my MantraBand for almost a month now and I’ve been wearing it regularly alongside my watch. Whenever I look down at my wrist I have a reminder to make choices consistent with my vision. “Because life is to be enjoyed, not endured,” I am committing to take charge of my life. If I really want to be happy, I’ve got to take my dreams off the shelf, dust them off, and pursue them with everything I’ve got.

Artfully Megan Signature

Do you have a “mantra” you’ll be telling yourself this year?

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The Continuum

For those that know me, it’s probably not a secret that I’ve authored several blogs and websites—all of which no longer exist for one reason or another. When still surrounded by the ghosts of blogs past, one might wonder why I didn’t immediately dismiss the thought of starting over.

Why start over when the statistics being flung around are so jarring? “95% of bloggers quit,” one statistic reads. “Most bloggers quit after the first 6 months,” reads another. These statistics may or may not be verified, but I certainly know from personal experience that the outlook for such ventures can be grim.

Though really—why start over? My answer: the continuum.

I’ve recently taken to watching the documentary series, Craft in America, where several of the artists featured have made mention of the continuum. It connects them to other artists through an infinite loop of tradition and creativity.

But for me another continuum exists, one consisting of suppressed dreams and unexplored prospects. Somehow I find myself within this continuum, desperately throwing things into the void that only the fulfillment of creative aspirations can close. One of those aspirations is this blog, the creation of which has been impatiently gnawing at me over the past few months.

What would happen if, instead of believing myself doomed from the start, I gave myself a chance? What would happen if, when met with the opportunity to live a piece of my dreams, I said yes? Would I break through the cycle of creative self-denial?

There’s no way to tell from where I stand today, but today I am willing to take the chance!

Artfully Megan Signature