The Story Behind "Uprooted Creatives"

The Story Behind "Uprooted Creatives"

Someone recently asked me how my business name came to be, and I thought I'd share the story with everyone. My sister, Susan, actually came up with the name, and I loved it immediately. "Uprooted" reflects my life journey, which has been marked by frequent and often unexpected changes. Whether through my own choices or unforeseen events, my life has been uprooted many times. Each time, it's challenging; I feel like I've lost my identity and often feel like a failure. However, these moments are necessary because they signal that I'm no longer in the right place and need to move to continue growing.

Embracing Change and Growth

Each time life has uprooted me, it's been a difficult and transformative experience. These changes, whether anticipated or sudden, force us out of our comfort zones and challenge our sense of identity. They often leave us feeling lost and unsure of ourselves. Yet, these moments of upheaval are crucial. They indicate that we are no longer in the right place and that it's time for us to move on, to grow, and to evolve.

The Inspiration Behind "Uprooted Creatives"

The name "Uprooted Creatives" is deeply inspired by the concept of “uprooting your limiting beliefs,” as Shirlee Fisher discusses in her podcast, The Tillage Podcast. My limiting beliefs often tell me I can't succeed as an artist or in whatever I’m pursuing. These doubts and fears can be paralyzing, making it difficult to move forward. But just like uprooting a plant to give it new soil and a better environment to thrive, we must uproot our limiting beliefs to find a place where we can truly grow.

Moving Forward Despite Fears

Uprooted Creatives is about moving forward despite these fears, acknowledging them, and continuing to build a new home and life in the face of them. It's about embracing the challenges and changes that come our way, understanding that they are part of our journey toward growth and self-discovery. It's about finding the strength to uproot ourselves from situations that no longer serve us and planting ourselves in environments where we can flourish.

Building a New Home and Life

The journey of Uprooted Creatives is a testament to resilience and the power of transformation. It's about continuously finding new ways to express creativity, pushing past the boundaries set by our own fears, and creating something beautiful out of the chaos. Each uprooting is an opportunity to redefine ourselves and our paths, to build a new home and life that aligns more closely with who we are and who we aspire to be.

Thank you for joining me on this journey. I hope that "Uprooted Creatives" inspires you to embrace change, challenge your limiting beliefs, and continue growing, no matter how many times life uproots you.

Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.