Inspiration Through Shameless Self-promotion

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It has been quite some time since my blog was laid to rest.
I decided to wake it up from its nap to see if we are still a good match  🙂

Nowadays, there are many people sharing their personal stories via the internet.

2 reasons for this that come to mind are
(feel invited to elaborate on these and/or add others in the comments):

1 – The digital networks we have access to have given us the opportunity to connect with many more people at once than we ever have before.
2 – Many subjects that were once tabu are now talked about more openly.

Are you taking part in this movement of sharing your personal story online?
If so, what are the up and downsides that you’ve encountered?

I have often played with the thought of starting to blog about more personal subjects. Sharing intimate thoughts and having no idea who will be on the other end reading them can be scary, no!? For those of you, who are doing it anyway, has it been worth it?


No matter how many positive, negative, neutral, or whatever scenarios that one plays in front of their minds eye about what could happen, I guess, one can never truly find out until they have actually tried it, right!?


I have just started taking part in an intensive summer program at an institution dedicated to helping people improve cognitive weaknesses.
I am blessed to have been given the opportunity to take part in this program.
The first weeks were quite overwhelming.

Being far away from home, friends, and family, and to be here with a body, mind, and soul that have been experiencing chronic pain, depressive phases, stress symptoms, anxiety, etc. for several years is a challenge.

To get my mind off of the difficulties this situation is presenting me with, I spend some of my evenings watching videos from a young artist who shares her work on YouTube:
Shameless Maya.

Once upon a time, Maya embarked on a journey to shamelessly self-promote herself for an entire year. This self-experiment sent her on a wild journey to reach for her dreams by starting a YouTube channel, creating her own brand, launching a website, and eventually growing a business that enables her to make a living by doing the things she truly enjoyes while staying true to herself.
Fascinating!? I think so. But NOT easy breezy…

She had to pass through many trials.
She had a strong longing for a better life and kept on pushing through.

Maya talks about “the greats” – like many inspirational personalities of our time do – and how to utilize their stories as examples for inspiration in our own lives when we face challenges. Characters who never gave up. Figures who somehow had a drive to, no matter how much rejection, adversity, difficulties they faced, keep on persevering.

So let’s keep on persevering, and do it hand in hand!







2 Replies to “Inspiration Through Shameless Self-promotion”

  1. I love Shameless Maya! She’s my hero and inspiration. Thanks for the reminder. This is exactly what I am struggling with. What and how much of my story do I share? What is the point? Does it really matter? But somehow I feel like it is part of my art and my art is what I’m really here to share.

    1. Yeah, Maya is pretty inspiring.
      Especially now adays – the internet, tv, billboards, etc. being full of fake images, often only showing the finished product or the fancy side of things … it is great to be able to “consume” something that is more real, shows more of the process rather than the end product and for the audience to be able to relate! I think that is key… what do you think?

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