Welcome! Thanks so much for taking the time to see what I’m all about here at A Life of Gab.
Most of my friends call me Gabby and I’m kinda funky, tattooed and obsessed with Star Wars.
I’m a creative maker and writer + I own a company making amazing online projects for small businesses. I have 2 awesome kids and a wonderful husband in a small city just outside of Edmonton, Canada.
How did I get to a life of gab?
A few years ago I was totally stressed, despite seemingly having it all. I didn’t feel like I had a handle on anything and was slowly becoming the mom I didn’t want to be – yelling, cranky, whiny and constantly feeling sorry for myself.
Being a super planner, I sat down and wrote out all the things which made me happy (it was a pretty small list) and all the things which were making me ornery (waayyy longer list). After much soul searching I realized the times in my life I was happiest were ones I was creating – just for myself.
I started on a journey of daily creativity and eventually gravitated towards painting – a dream I had when I was a little girl.
And you know what? I’m happier.
I’m calmer. I yell less and enjoy my kids more. I don’t wallow in self pity and I’ve found the joy in juggling a family, home, work and being creative. People have noticed and commented on how I’ve changed and my loved ones no longer cower in fear when they make a mess or drop something.
It’s not perfect but it’s much better than it was before – and I owe it all to being creative. Every. Single. Day.
Good for you Gabby (cause we’re friends now) – but what does it do for me?
Good question darling! We all need some sort of creative outlet in our lives – even you! Whether it’s drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, scrapbooking or home decorating – it can do us all a world of good. But it’s so hard to find the time (or even what or how we want to do it) that we often don’t start in the first place (re: me for the past 15 years).
Its not easy but its worth it and I want to share what I’ve learned, creating a place for you to:
- Find inspiration for new creative projects
- Get advice on how you can fit creativity into your busy life
- Read interviews with other busy women who are creatives
- Be part of a community of women who get what you’re going through and want to help.
What do you think? Is this something you’d want to give a try?
If so – check out my free 3 Days to Creativity Course. It’s an easy way to get started on adjusting your life for a daily creative habit.