A New Outlet
As if I actually needed a new outlet for my creativity.
Over the past few days, I've been working on rebranding and refreshing my outlook for my LuLaRoe business. Moving across the country + slow summer sales have had me basically building my business from ground zero all over again.
It's been discouraging and frustrating, but over the past week or so I've been doing my best to put a positive spin on it.
Starting over is hard, but it's a chance to do things differently. Better.
Anyway, back to the new outlet. Instagram Grids.
It's a little silly and it happened very much by accident, but it happened.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that lately my posting has been alternating between two types of pictures: a tarot card/reading followed by a quote that I feel matches said tarot card/reading.
I don't use anything special to create my images -- just my iPhone camera and a couple of apps to add a watermark and the backdrop on the quote images.
A Morning Ritual
Oddly enough, this accidental creative outlet has also provided me with calm mornings.
I wake up, usually while the rest of the house is still asleep, make my coffee and pull a card of the day. I've been using The Linstrider Tarot deck for my daily pull, btw. I am absolutely loving this deck and it's images. It's simple and minimalistic, but it still manages to pack a punch with the symbolism. It's a gorgeous deck, and I definitely recommend it to those wanting to add to their tarot collection.
It's been a great way to start my day.
I get my message/theme of my day from my card, lay the card on a canvas and snap a pic for Instagram. I add a couple of stones or some random objects around it and create a mini flat-lay. Post to Instagram with a small, usually one sentence, interpretation and then I go about the rest of my day -- because by this time the kids are usually awake and demanding cartoons and breakfast.
Pulling a card every morning and taking a picture of it has the added bonus of giving me something to do other than immediately hopping on Facebook or Twitter. I get to start my day with my coffee and tarot.
I get to reflect on the card while I position it for a picture and it's almost become like a mini meditation practice. I'm so focused on taking the picture and perfecting the flat-lay that my mind is solely on the card instead of worrying about all the things I have to do later on.
Who knew that pulling a card each day and documenting it on Instagram would turn into a creative outlet and morning meditation?
Do you find that you need to start your mornings differently? Perhaps snapping a pic on Instagram isn't quite for you, but you still crave your own morning (or evening) ritual. If that's the case, book a reading and we can discover something that works for you.