MY JOURNEY OF LIVING CREATIVELY
Disclaimer: This is the unedited long version.
I come from what we call, “The City of Lights” in Pakistan, Lahore. I was growing up to become a doctor, totally impressed by my father’s profession and the way I saw him constantly trying his best to serve people. Sometimes even at the cost of the family’s time. The more I grew older the more I realized, this is not how I want my life to look like. I still adored the profession but I realized that I had always been more passionate about creating, colors, bringing my imaginations into reality and being able to express myself in a way that was authentic to me.
Funny thing, before I realized this, I never knew there were any Art schools which offered degrees in Design or Art. Talk about living in a box, eh.
I decided to give it my all and go for my passions even though I kept hearing from *almost* everyone around me that there is no future in pursuing art. Such misconceptions, tell me about it.
I knew in my heart that if I will stay true to myself, I will be able to crave my way out. Also, I loved walking the less traveled roads, I still do. Studying “Product Design” was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. I fell in love with the design process, figuring out ways and mediums to express and there, I was still helping people by designing products to make their lives simpler & easier instead of giving them injections. Considering that I am an empath and I hate to see anyone in pain – I would haven’t survived to be a doctor myself. See, everything happens for a reason.
The minute I graduated I was super excited to become part of a multi-national company. But soon my excitement turned into resentment. Don’t get me wrong, I loved working there as an employee but the creative inside me started to call me out a corporate sell-out.
Who wants to hear that?
This is not something I was comfortable with so I decided to change that.
I changed quite a few jobs as I was in search of finding the best fit for myself. I did find some exciting jobs and I absolutely loved challenging myself until I was unhappy again. Meanwhile, my husband and I decided to move abroad. We choose one of the happiest countries to move to, Denmark.
The language was a challenge but an exciting one, I learned Danish in almost a year only. On a side note, I absolutely love living here and now I finally found the courage to start my creative ventures as an independent creative. This is exactly what I want to help fellow creatives with, in finding their authentic voice, living true to themselves, their creative potentials and building their lives on their own terms while creating what they love to do.
I started focusing on the ideas, hidden Pinterest boards that I had saved for a long time to bring those ideas into reality and this time I choose visual storytelling as a medium.
Interested in seeing for yourself and judging how good I am at what I do?