I wrote this first post on January, 17th, 2017. This was my first try on KreativeKafe.com and today it's May, 17th, 2017. I took some time to meditate about the project and finally get serious about it. I'm keeping the original post without changes, this is the beginning and I hope it's the lucky one :)
First post from January 17th, 2017
Today I finally took the first step – registered a domain name for this blog, bought hosting and WordPress installation. I took the simplest template I felt comfortable with. Why? I realized it was the right moment. It took me years of thinking and planning. Actually, no, it took me years of overthinking and overplanning. As a perfectionist, I was always worried if my English would be enough good to communicate my thoughts, ideas and projects.
But yesterday something happened. May be it was the date? 1/17/17 in US format. I love #17, it’s my lucky number. I felt ready, it’s now or never, the message was clear inside of me and instead of sleeping I was playing with names for this project. At the end I found a good one, but today in the morning my decision changed drastically and I selected completely the other name: Kreative Kafe.
May be I’m still en euphoria, but I love it, love it, love it! What can be better than catching creative spirit in a neighborhood cafeteria? Planning, dreaming, doing something productive? I can’t have a real cafe at this point, but I can start a virtual one . Welcome, my friends! ))).
Lately, I often say that it doesn’t matter how many mistakes you make, if you are able to deliver well the message you want. Some time ago we had an interesting discussion with my good friend Hilda about how it’s hard being an adult to overcome cultural and experience gaps you had in childhood and adolescence. May be my fear of not being able to express myself in a foreign language comes from something similar? Who knows, when I speak English, my mind works differently. Do I change personality? Do I have gaps? Sounds overthinking again ))).
Oh, I forgot to introduce myself. My name is Daria, I’m from St. Petersburg, Russia. Last 16 years I’m living abroad. I speak 3 languages: Russian, English and Spanish and my son even more. Yes, I’m not a native English speaker, so what? There are stories to share, experiences to talk about, desire to create, curiosity, interesting people around and simple moments of joy of living in peace and harmony. I like to joke that I have lot’s of stories for my grandkids, but do I really need to wait that long to start telling them?
I will start little by little. Thanks for the company! And I also need to give a special thank you to Mercedes and Julia Cameron. Without our talks and creative writing sessions with Mercedes on Wednesdays, I would be still indecisive and hesitating about my skills. And how can I forget about Julia Cameron? Her book “The right to write” is our guide, inspiration and motivation to move forward.
So, welcome to my creative Kreative Kafe!
I’m so happy this dream is coming true.
And see you soon,