People keep telling me I should introduce myself. The "face" behind Cool People Doing Cool Things. My argument has been that it's not about me. It's about the people. "Your name isn't anywhere on the website," they say. "Let them see you," they say. To them I say, FINE. You win. Here goes...
My name is Amy and I’m a writer. It took me a long time to say that. I can’t really remember when it happened, but one day I just decided to call myself a writer and be cool with it. I decided to not feel like a fraud, just because I wasn’t yet being paid for what I was doing. I truly believe that if you’re doing what you love with passion, kindness and integrity, money will follow. Check back in with me in ten years and I’ll let you know how that’s going. *wipes the sweat off her brow*
I’ve done a lot of things (dancer, Pilates instructor, law student, barista, teacher) but I’ve been writing since I could hold a crayon. Seriously. When I was five, I scribbled all over my best friend’s diary, correcting her spelling mistakes.
I like words. But I didn’t really know what to do with them. I’ve written a lot of different things for a lot of different people, but it never really felt like I was changing the world. And I’ve always wanted to change the world, I’ve just never known how. Do any of us? All we can really do, I guess, is chip away at our own little micro worlds, creating the life we want, imagining and dreaming and then, hopefully, doing.
We can affect change in our own lives, which has a domino effect. It’s like the saying… your vibe attracts your tribe. On my darker days, something that always helps to uplift me is immersing myself in stories of cool people doing cool things. (Hey, that’s the name of this website!) It’s so inspiring to see people out there disrupting the system, thinking outside the box, following their dreams and giving back.
So here’s my little world-changing slice of life. If one single person in one single place in the world reads one of these stories and feels happy, inspired and uplifted, mission accomplished.
If this was all too whimsical and vague, read more about what I do for a living HERE.
Sit down for a cuppa and enjoy. It’s great to have you here :)
Now go forth and be cool.
Amy Lovat x