Community, to me, means an opportunity for collective growth and becoming. It is about friendship, support, and encouragement to keep going and showing up courageously even when things get oh so difficult.
I’ve had a chance to connect with lovely humans all over the world on the internet and one thing that we all had in common was the loneliness.
I know, how lonely and scary it can be.
Because nobody in the ‘real’ world around us (yet) understands what we are doing and striving towards and that makes total sense. It is all very new, an enchanted territory which didn’t exist before and has its potential but it hasn’t become that common or acceptable yet. We can see the potential and that is why we are eager to explore it. That is why we don’t have any role models in our real lives (just yet).
There is no blueprint, no ‘right’ way of doing things. It is a lot about trusting yourself and the journey and trusting that you’ve what it takes, trusting that you’ll figure it out as you go and that can sometimes understandably be scary and lonely.
My blog turned two years old this August. While reflecting my journey so far one thing that sticks out for me is having some kind of support system. I have craved that support while I was struggling to figure out how everything works these past two years. I still don’t feel like I have figured it all out. But I honestly don’t think anyone has. We are all learning what opportunities the internet holds for us and our creative work and what that means for the way we want to spend our lives.
I crave some support now at times when I need reminding of what my work is capable of and what good is it already doing in the world. A community to support me when I feel all hope is lost, to cheer me on, help me challenge my existing patterns, disrupt and dismantle the way I’m seeing the world and grow along the way.
I crave the feelings of wonderment, joy, and excitement that can come from having a support system of community of brilliant creatives by your side who are working on something similar, going through something similar, creating and struggling with something similar.
Being a woman with ambitions is not easy even in this era. It is far better than ever before but it still isn’t easy. It comes with huge baggage and expectations. In moments of despair having examples of ‘normal’ daily-life people (people like us who we can relate to) around you claiming their spaces online helps you in imagining yourself in those places. We all need people and stories that we can relate to. Our deepest desire is to belong somewhere and someplace. When we don’t find ourselves belonging in spaces we are already a part of, we need to look outside of those spaces to find a place where we can belong to.
I have invested a fair share of money online on e-courses, workshops, and other things online that I felt like I needed. I have invested in a coach that helps me listen to my voice and reduce the outside noise. Where I’m still finding a gap is having a close-knit community that is willing to learn and grow along with me. I’m learning through experience that no matter how many courses or workshops you invest in, the real work starts with you taking some action towards making your goals happen. This is where I believe accountability and support of a community can come in and this is why I believe in the power of having community’s support by your side.
If support of a community is something you are craving too, I have something very special to share with you.
I don’t assume to know what’s better for you but I can help create opportunities for your growth along with me. I can hold space for your ideas to come to life in a collaborative manner. I can help provide you the tools for transformation when it comes to building a wholehearted creative life.
This is something I am myself striving towards and if you are up for it too, I’ve designed this space, the Living Your Truth membership community for creatives who are struggling to find meaning with their art and eager to create because they feel the need to create.
A Community for Creative Humans cannot Not Create.
It will be a collaborative supportive community, more horizontal one where we all will get to learn from each other as we build our creative work and life practices together.
Something that I can promise you: this is how you’ll feel…
Less alone, less overwhelmed, deeply understood, immensely supported, highly encouraged, more hopeful and more confident.
I wanted a story or experiences that I myself could relate to and this is a place for you too if you are too looking for stories and personal experiences that you’d be able to relate to. Have a look around. This might be just the place for you.
Living your truth membership community is open for its first-ever intake until 30th September. Your opinion, your story and way of seeing the world matters and that is where I and this community of brilliant and thoughtful women comes in. Ready to help you see when it becomes too hard to see that truth yourself. Present to hear you out as you voice your opinions, share your story, your perspective and your struggles and offer support as well as practical ways to tackle those obstacles. This will be a safe space for you to explore your brilliance without the constant worries of what other people think, what your peers say or believe to be true, what society says you should or shouldn’t do or what your teacher said you could or couldn’t be. Accountability and collective learning are going to be our focus in a more horizontal setting and lots of deep meaningful conversations.
For the first intake, there will only be 10 spaces to make sure we are all present for each other and support each other as we build our creative lives on our own terms in our own unique, messy and human way. Learn more this way or book your place this way. Any questions? Pop me an email at info [at] hirasahmed.com or a DM on Instagram.
A community of creatives who cannot not create!
The first 3 sign-ups will get a 60 mins long group coaching call with me, a piece of original artwork and a hand-written letter from me.
Only 10 spaces for the first intake and it won’t be open again before 2020.
We’ll kick off this community from the month of October and the topic will be ‘Clarity: where to begin’.