Words and stories have accompanied my life ever since I was able to read - that was before going to school. As a very shy and introverted girl, books were my refuge and writing down my own thoughts in short stories, poems or essays, was how I found my own voice - a voice that usually drowned in a noisy world.
This is my story of remembering.
To be free. Such a thing would be greater than all the magic and all the treasures in the world.
- Genie from the movie 'Aladdin'
Many years ago, on a souk in Turkey...
It was the summer of '93 & I found myself on a busy souk in Turkey, surrounded by people speaking in an unknown language & wildly gesticulating. I looked around & saw colorful fabrics being handed around, a woman offering spices in every color I have ever seen & there was a man playing the flute in the midst of everything.
I was 6 years old & as the shy girl that I was, I should've been worried about having lost my Mama, but I didn't. I will never forget the adrenaline rushing through my body, the sweet feeling of freedom & excitement to explore something completely new & unknown - and also half-expecting to see Aladdin jump around the corner of the bread stand, stealing a loaf.
From that very moment I knew, I wanted to explore the world, not only through books, dive into the stories our wonderful world has to tell & write my own.
I made the unconscious decision back then to create an intuitive, slow life for myself. A life dedicated to books, stories, words, exploring and everything that makes life beautiful - my way. Of course, society had different plans for me and so I adapted. One day I woke up, asking myself whose life I was living.
It was time to overhaul my life and this feeling of not living my own life was enough to completely shift my mindset. I made a promise to myself, I would only follow my intuition from now on and reshape my life thoroughly - I found myself at a crossroads and I knew I had to take the unexplored path.
I am still finding my way - in life and at work. But along the way I am discovering my definition of living intuitively, creatively and shaping a life packed with meaning. I started small by offering freelance writing work online, and I still do for selected projects I absolutely adore - but I am also growing and changing and so is my work and my approach to an intuitive life.
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As a brand storyteller, I offer the verbal design series, a branding, storytelling and content creation approach for heartfelt businesses and brands.