First up, a confession: (watch out, you’re up next in this circle ~wink) “Hi, my name is Cymbria, and I’m a recovering overachiever. It’s been 10 years and counting.”
Our culture is in crisis. We are being pushed into futures fueled by stress and specialization. We are told that to be successful, we must run ourselves harder and brand ourselves narrower than ever before. But now, after 9/11 and the financial crisis, the payoff is no longer secure. This is the time to push back.
I made my choice and stepped back, left university for apron jobs, and started writing. Soon after, I was blessed to meet a Viking man and within five months we were married, eloping on the day of The Great Eastern Blackout in 2003 (but that’s another story!). We now live in Calgary, where my overachiever’s drive for accountability and productivity has been redirected into finding ‘creative balance’ through new projects and ideas.
My mission as a blank canvas thinker is to inspire with every story, novel, and article I write. My mission as a designer is the same. I want to inspire you to “get creative” in finding the joy and balance in your own life. My personal path is through humour, faith, philosophy, and design (and don’t forget the golf!). Come with me and dare a storied life…
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