ideas, ideals and a passion for (almost) all things creative

ideas, ideals and a passion for (almost) all things creative has been a personal tagline that I’ve had as part of my branding for the last couple years.

To this day it still sums up my approach to work and life. Whether I’m getting paid to create a functional new website for a client or drawing with my 5 year old daughter. My daughter has taught me so much about being creative. She lets her ideas flow with reckless abandon. She puts it all on the paper and I’ve been working on doing the same. To create for the sake of creating and not for monetary reasons. She’s really helped me embrace creative avenues that I love but may not be the most talented at. I’ve starting drawing and illustrating again – something I hadn’t focused on at all in over a decade. She’s even got me interested in painting. I’m no longer worried about being the best or comparing my work to others – I leave it all on the page.

I was born and raised in rural western Iowa. That neighborly mentality is how I approach all my interactions. I do what I say I’m going to do when I say I’m going to do it. I think honest relationships whether business or personal are becoming harder and harder to come by and I won’t associate myself with dishonest people. Life’s too short to play games.

This year I’ve been determined to change my perspective…that life is a journey not a destination. It relax more…be anxious less and enjoy the simple things that life offers. Sounds cliche, but I ad spent a lot of time so worried and focused on the future I missed out on the present. Throughout the last 12 months, I’ve been taking small but meaningful steps towards living life the way I’ve always wanted. Instead trying to leap I’ve been much more strategic and it’s paid off – I’ve launched Origin Brothers, LLC as well as self-published my first book. Don’t let your passion go dormant – live it everyday.

If you’re visiting my site for the first time – please take some time and read some of the poetry/wordplay posts below. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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