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interview announcement: bold journey magazine.

Updated: Jul 9

Announcing our interview with @boldjourneymag - sharing my journey as an entrepreneur and how I keep my creativity alive | Meghan Kennedy 7/7/24

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Elated to share our interview with Bold Journey Magazine on my journey as an entrepreneur and how I keep my creativity alive.

Bold Journey Magazine is on a mission to "create a space for all of us to learn from each other."  They believe "the stories, experiences, and insights of our neighbors, friends, and peers are worth more than all the wealth in the world as these stories are the most relevant and authentic sources of wisdom."

From our recent interview: Meghan, appreciate you making time for us and sharing your wisdom with the community. So many of us go through similar pain points throughout our journeys and so hearing about how others overcame obstacles can be helpful. One of those struggles is keeping creativity alive despite all the stresses, challenges and problems we might be dealing with. How do you keep your creativity alive?

"My Mom-Mop – Florence “Flo-Baby” Deeley lived her life as an artist – raising five babies in the 50s, going to art school in the evening to honor her creative dreams. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a household that honored and encouraged art and creative play. From a young age, I was fascinated by music and dance – pursuing a degree in Musical Theatre at Rider University, moving to NYC, and spending my 20s traveling the world – blogging about my adventures touring with Broadway musicals and productions.

My creative childhood and formal arts training taught me to find inspiration in each moment and experience of life. Every situation that life presents us is an opportunity to learn and grow.

Allowing time and space to explore all different types of “play” keeps my soul happy. Trying different art forms and being “new” at something keeps things fresh.Spending time in nature – especially in my garden – allows my creative spirit to flourish. I seek inspiration from people, places, books, food, music, videos, photography, and poetry. Traveling and exploring new places is a favorite pastime. I’ve learned when it is time to step away from the work and when it is time to power through – one must learn to honor the ebb and flow of creativity to keep it alive."

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Looking back, what do you think were the three qualities, skills, or areas of knowledge that were most impactful in your journey? What advice do you have for folks who are early in their journey in terms of how they can best develop or improve on these?

"Practicing patience. I view and treat my business as a lifelong creative endeavor. A never-ending project that I am constantly chiseling away at – allowing it to expand and contract – grow and flow. Learning to practice patience and honor each season of life has opened my palms from the grasp and grip of tension that strains creativity. The right creative projects, people, and opportunities will present themselves if you are patient. You may not understand it now, but one day the timing will make total sense. Something big is just around the corner – keep going!

Practicing presence. When we are constantly striving – reaching for more -we are not grounded in the present moment. Practicing mindfulness and learning to be where my feet are planted has blessed my connection to creativity immensely. The foundation of lucid ladybug was to spark conscious conversations with others – to allow a present moment in time together and to bring pieces into your space that spark that moment for others too. You can practice this by simply breathing, going for a walk, holding space for a friend, journaling, or meditating. Don’t be afraid to take a pause – your work will thank you!

“Don’t compete. Don’t compare. Don’t complain.” A famous quote of my Mother’s! And it’s true! Learning to tune inward and drown out whatever everyone else is doing allows your authentic self and purpose to unfold. Everyone has a different timeline, different goals, different situations, etc. Comparison is a sneaky trap that sucks the joy and presence from whatever it is you may be pursuing. Keep focused and believe in yourself! Believe in what you are crafting and build a tribe around you that supports and encourages your goals and dreams too!"

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Cheers, Meghan

photos in nyc by @kayellephotos | all rights reserved.



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