Since going freelance nine years ago and spending long chunks of time in isolation sitting in front of a screen being a Web Content Writer, I have battled with the question ‘am I doing this for the love of it?’
Yes, writing web content is a skill I can offer and a skill that fits in well in today’s ever-evolving age of digital technology and need for companies to invest in online ‘shop windows’. And, yes, I do enjoy it.
And yet, I constantly ask myself ‘is this really me?’ And am I ‘doing it for the love of it?’ And what do I miss while sitting on my own for long chunks of time in front of a screen? (The ‘joy of movement’ for starters!)
So, to redress the balance, I have found two things that I ‘love’ doing (apart from spending time with friends and family) that don’t involve long sessions of ‘sitting’ and ‘screen-work’ and that aren’t based on financial reward.
- Wonderful Nia, that gets air to my lungs, movement to my joints, blood to my heart, and refreshment to my brain.
- Promoting beautiful Fish Art painted by my (now deceased) cousin James Gibbs, that brings pleasure to my soul as I witness his creative passion being enjoyed and appreciated by so many others.
Of course, my days still involve a juggling act, however, I no longer feel drained by all-consuming brain energy. And I love the way that Nia is a daily reminder of the pleasure of whole body movement that is such a joy for body and soul.
What do you do in your life for the ‘love’ of it?