Today is the start of a NEW mini-series focusing on the question, “How do I live a creative life?” I’m excited to share with you unique perspectives from a variety of my blogger friends all week. Each of these ladies has a defined style, career focus + family life, and creativity plays a key role in their everyday.
This week we’re focusing on outside perspectives with the goal that YOU leave here feeling inspired, and to encourage you to take a fresh new look at the creative life you already live ♥. Next week we’ll dig a little deeper, so I hope you’ll be back for week #2 :)
Let’s get started, shall we?
This week the question is, “How do you live a creative life?”
Hello, Gussy readers! I’m Kyla Roma — a web designer & co-owner of Freckled Nest Design, knitting fiend, black tea aficionado, puppy mama & wife. I live in a tiny hundred year old home in the middle of the Canadian prairies and blog at KylaRoma.com about thrifting, design, handmade, running my small business and living a fulfilling creative life. I’m excited to share how I live creatively with you, because it’s possible no matter where you work. To live a creative life you just need to welcome creativity in :)
I live my version of a creative life by packing my days full of inspiration and positivity. While I get ready for work in the mornings I get a cup of coffee and listen to TED talks, which help me start my day from a place of curiosity and learning. I try to approach every day with the attitude that everything I need to do an amazing job is right at my fingertips, and that attitude helps me power through hard days and lets me be thankful and present on the good days.
Every day I head into my studio where I meet my best friend Amber who works as Freckled Nest’s Customer Service Manager. I pour a cup of tea, turn on the music and dive into e-mail, blogs, design, and working with the team of Bloggers and Designers who are the Freckled Nest designers. Later in the day my business partner Leigh-Ann comes in and we catch up, brainstorm, make plans and support each other in any way we can. Working with friends inspires me to learn from them, and makes me want to learn how I can be a better version of myself for them.
At home I spend almost all of my time with my husband, puppies and family. I love exploring new restaurants, going to matinee movies, curling up with books about different parts of the world, knitting, taking photos for my blog or thrifting. I love what I do and being focused on the next big thing — from design clients to recipes I’ll be trying out.
The excitement and challenge of constantly learning keeps me smiling, thankful & present in the moment. Well, at least most of the time ;)
LET’S DISCUSS: what 3 places do you like to visit for inspiration? Why are you drawn to these places? How often do you visit, and is that often enough? xo