Hey good looking! How are you today? I am fabulous and I am so glad you are here! Welcome to Creativity Sparkles! A magical place where time stands still for just a moment, and we can embark on a spiritual or creative journey (whatever tickles your fancy) to help discover who we are again.
Hi! I'm Amanda and I am THAT girl who likes a bit of everything, and yet doesn't fit under one label or in one box. I help other fabulous women who struggle with the same thing. Maybe you're crafty, but not considered artistic. Maybe you just dipped your toe in the metaphysical pool, but are keeping it hush hush. THAT'S OKAY! It's your journey! Where ever you end up, is where you are meant to be! Enjoy getting to know yourself again. I am sure your fabulous self is just itching to make an appearance!
So if spirituality (new age and metaphysical), creativity, and self discovery are your thing then stick around for a little bit and see what's going on!
Creativity Sparkles is meant to help you discover your place in the world, connect you to your creativity again and enjoy whichever spiritual path you choose. I want people to be passionate about themselves and discover what makes you happy! Sometimes we look at pictures and think where has the time gone? Who is that person? Through creativity and even some awesome spiritual techniques we can focus on regaining control on us again. We should not feel ashamed or guilty for wanting to put ourselves first. It's needed.
So let’s get to know each other shall we? I’m Amanda and Creativity Sparkles is my baby. It has inspired me to remember old passions and to modify them into something new and I couldn’t be happier. What started out as a craft and food blog turned into something a little bit different. As much fun as cooking and crafting is for me, I realized I liked talking about creativity, hobbies, spirituality and self discovery so much more. If I can remember how much I loved to do things that interested me, then I figure I should share that with others. I want to be that best friend that cheers you on from the sideline, making you remember what activities you loved most.
I was reminded that I can be quirky, and fun and not always “vanilla”. I can be a little rough around the edges and that is okay, because that is what will make this project so much fun. I started this blog as a way to let out some pent-up creativity. I realized after leaving my job of 10 years I forgot what my passions were, lost my creativity and pushed away my favourite parts of my personality. All because I became hyper focused about my job and was too tired to do what made me happy. I didn’t recognize myself anymore. Sound familiar?
I was the fun girl, who went out dancing, wrote poetry, threw themed parties and took random road trips just for the hell of it. I used to dye my hair purple, had a lip ring (which I pierced myself… don’t do that) and wore a lot of glitter. Then I entered the workforce. Had a great job for 10 years and as much as I loved it, it took over my life. I had to become the “professional”, which turned me into the workaholic and then my creative side died a slow and painful death. RIP 20 year old Amanda. Don’t get me wrong, I still got to use my creative super powers for good. I organized crew events, decorated for the holidays, and came up with some awesome theme days. Unfortunately, by the time I left work every day, I was an empty shell of my old self. Man, I was just so freakin tired.
Now? I work a completely different career path. It gives me less opportunity to be creative at work, (even though hair colour is a non-issue now), but more time to find out and enjoy what I like to do again. Wow does it ever feel fantastic, but OMG where do I begin? Starting is always the hardest part. Now I have more time to focus on me, and in turn it made me better at my relationships. I learned that not only do I enjoy cooking, and crafting, but I also enjoy playing with crystals and learning about the metaphysical. I am more confident then ever and I laugh more now than I had in the last few years. It's great to see my smile again.
So if you’re in the same boat (which if there is a lot of us we may need a bigger boat), then definitely stick around and subscribe to the blog! Let’s go on a self discovery journey together and hopefully we will find out what our passions are. Ready to take a life jacket and join me? Awesome!
Is this blog right for you? Hopefully! Here is what I am offering you. A fun time getting to know ourselves, working on our creativity and having the confidence to share it with the world. I really believe that universe wants us all to be creative in our own ways, so we will look at how crystals, astrology and other new age techniques help to boost our creativity, our happiness and our confidence. We all deserve to be our bad ass selves and show what we are made of to the world. Because I have a little secret to share with you. You may not have noticed it yet, but you kinda rock!
I may be quirky at times. You might find it amusing. We’ll share a few laughs and hopefully make ourselves just a little bit better than when we started. Who’s with me?!