When thinking about getting somewhere, it has always been about setting goals and getting there. But how do I define there? Where is there? My journey has not been a smooth one, and I am still far from where I want to be. I hit a patch of serious depression, where even getting up in the morning was hard. During that time I lost control of the web domains I had been building a brand upon. RennataTropeano and GrowingUnique. Today as I look at this, I could buy growingunique back for only $3695, which is not happening. RennataTropeano seems to have been take over by some alt Rennata, it looks like a personal blog, but with posts by the user gotham. But not me.
So, I loop back and gather myself again and start anew. Creative. No question there, being creative is the thing that keeps the depression at bay. Unique. I have always embraced that term. Different is not okay in our modern society. Conformity is the norm. Unique, however has enough style to be okay, so I have always sought to be unique. What is the direction that my creativity and artwork is taking? A bit of magic and mystical, wandering to faery. This led me to updating my mission statement. “Growing Unique is about my quest for a life that is unique, creative and magical. I enjoy helping people move from dreaming their life, to living their dream.”
I have become very interested in the links between creativity and mental health. I have not quite yet figured out how to fit that into my mission statement, but when I do, it will be there.