If there was one word that could summate this past year-and-a-bit since I first launched my stationery and lifestyle brand, it would have to be... crazy-mad-petrifying-WILD.
At every moment, and at [almost] every hour since, I have continued to give this dream utterly EVERYTHING I’ve got. With every new greeting card I've scripted, and art print finessed to hang on a wall, something bigger has been tugging away at my creative heart strings. So I followed the call, and fully immersed in the depths of my creativity. And I designed the planner I have ALWAYS wanted to bring into existence.
I have decided to jump into the world of crowdfunding and launch this planner on Kickstarter, to help me cover the [rather terrifying] upfront manufacturing costs required in order to produce a minimum order quantity of 2017 planners.
WHY MAKE THIS PLANNER?
For as long as can remember, I’ve been scribbling my life between the lines of a planner; dreaming outside the margins, losing and finding myself in the mess and alchemy and joy of my days.
Yet, this year, for the first time in almost 10 years, I went without buying a planner. There was no great reason - I just couldn’t find what I wanted. I felt like everything I looked at was shouting at me to be more. More grateful - more mindful - more structured - more perfect. I didn’t want that. I didn’t want to force out daily goals or reflections, or to squeeze my world into half hour increments. I didn’t want to “fix” my life. I just wanted space to be fully, completely me - in my mess, and imperfections.
So, I’ve created the Write Your Own Adventure 2017 Planner, as an oasis of wide open pages, ready to help you create... ANYTHING you please.
The Write Your Own Adventure 2017 Planner is a container for you to colour outside the lines - to allow space for the unplanned. It won’t force out daily goals, nor squeeze your world into half-hourly increments.
More than a bunch of ruled lines to schedule meetings, and deadlines, and to-do’s; this planner is a haven where your wildest, most vivid ideas can take root and grow.
Open it wide; take a deep breath. Plan out your next business venture. Map out your blog’s editorial calendar. Spill out your gratitude, your fears, and your future. Write... your OWN adventure.
There’s space for all of it. On purpose.
SO... HOW CAN YOU HELP? JOIN ME IN MAKING A THUNDERCLAP!
I am SO ridiculously excited to launch this planner into the world, but I want as many people to know about this project as possible, beyond my own personal online reach.
So, I’m making some noise! Thunderclap is an online platform that helps spread the word, by way of one, big, simultaneous Facebook Share and Tweet storm.
With just a few simple clicks, you can accompany me on Thunderclap, and help me announce my Kickstarter project going LIVE, on Tuesday 11 October at 10am [Eastern Standard Time).
By doing this, you and all other Thunderclappers will automatically post a ONE-OFF post of your choice (or the message above) to your personal Facebook or Twitter profile. All you need to do is select one, or more of the sharing options (red boxes) at the top of this screen, and follow the very simple steps.
SOMETHING FOR YOU [ WITH SO MUCH GRATITUDE ]
If you join me in this Thunderclap, I hope you know how RIDICULOUSLY much it means to me. Beyond this, I also want to offer a little tangible love back your way. I’ll be sending out a 2017 Manifesto PDF, to print out and inspire your everyday for the coming new year... to everyone who shares this message.
With ams outstretched, heart on sleeve, all joy, mess, imperfection and thrill, please know how utterly grateful for your support, as I continue to chase this dream.