Deciding to take my writing seriously was immediately rewarding, I was pumped up and ready to go, it was like planting a seed after deciding to grow a plant... and then staring at it impatiently.
So with some concentrated effort I decided I would need a brand.
I don't have any tattoos. I'm sharing this with you because the reason why will explain the severity of my anxiety with brand creation. I don't have any tattoos because I think "how could I possibly come up with something significant enough to be permanently on display for the rest of my life? What could possibly be so meaningful that I must carry it on my skin rather than just keep it in my heart?" I secretly wish I had something so profound (or that I weren't such an over thinker).
What is then more permanent and public than the internet? Is a public brand then not even more terrifying than a tattoo? I needed a name for my brand. Impossible. In some miracle moment of clarity I stopped trying to come up with a name and started to daydream about what it would feel like to write for a living. I was instantly transported to a romantic vision of me blissfully and knowingly scrawling across a page, fire side in a cosy, dimly lit room. Fully expressed and lovingly creating for a lucky someone out there.
A warm glow engulfed me.
The. Firelight. Creative. ...then the seed shifted just slightly and a tiny golden shoot peeked out from inside 🌱
The Firelight Creative 🔥