I believe creativity makes your life better. Everything on this site is about helping you live the creative life you dream of, with meaning and joy. And because creating brings up all kinds of fears (and then some), I’m here to help you create anyway.
Because you must do the work that gives you meaning. Also if there is no guarantee of the outcome. Therein lies your purpose.
Who is behind the screen?
Hey, I’m Katja (pronounced catch ya. My father-in-law still cracks up when he says “catch ya later, Katja” !! :-D)
I am Danish and I am back here after living 14 years in London and Dublin.
I brought home Hubby from London and we have 3 amazing kids.
My part-time job is as a Teaching Assistant – which I love.
There’s a lot of silliness going on in our house, silly name calling, embarrassing dancing, that kind of thing.
I truly believe that creative living – however that looks to you – is where joy, fun and purpose is found.
And I’m on an eternal quest to live a meaningful, educating, fun and financially independent life.
Welcome to my corner of the internet. I am so grateful you’re here 🙂
The longer version…..
I am one of those sensitive, creative independent types who were told as a child that without an education, I’d end up being a cleaner, and that music and art was a fine hobby but not really a realistic way to make a living.
This was not out of malice but a belief, particularly by my mother, because she herself had “escaped” (pun intended) a life as a servant for a family on a farm, until she would marry herself and then continue “serving” as a farmer’s wife.
My mother escaped the history of her own mom by getting an education.
So her message to my sister and me was loud and clear: never depend (financially) on a man, so get an education. Any education.
I agree with that message, and I am so proud of, and grateful for, my mother’s choice to get herself an education, and leave that life behind.
But here’s the flip side of that message:
It was based on the belief that a secure job would follow an education, and success was measured by how things looked on the outside.
Feelings didn’t come into it at any stage.
We were all meant to follow the same steps until we reached our pension age.
So how difficult it must have been to deal with me, an insisting, sensitive, persistent and fiercely independent child, who did not want to do something just because everyone else did it.
What I did instead:
I left school at 16 with really good grades, worked a year to save up money and then went to England on my own.
My life took many turns, all of them initiated by me and no, I never did get that college or university education.
Instead I got a life education. It’s an education in social skills, emotional skills, communication skills, plus I learned English to the point where I am now bi-lingual.
I have worked with, for and under high and low, including international celebrity and newspaper editors, cleaner and warehouse workers and I have exhibited creativity and leadership in everything I’ve done.
I’ve pretty much always been promoted in every job and at one stage, I had 35 staff. A job I chose to leave after a year.
The list could go on, but it won’t.
My conclusion is this:
From all my experiences I know for sure, that living a joyful and prosperous life comes down to who you are.
Not what you do for a living or what title you carry.
Einstein and fellow polymath said well:
Education is not the learning of facts but of training of the mind
So when I talk about highly creative people, I talk about a specific kind of person.
This person is multipassionate – polymath – scanner – multipotentialite – hummingbird – boundary-crosser – (some) ADD and ADHD people – (some) school dropouts – (some) artists – (some) entrepreneurs.
It’s all of us, who look at the world through the eyes of possibilities, passions, ideas and dreams.
We do things our own way. It’s the only way we know. Anything else makes us miserable.
Our interests, passions and curiosity change and we change with them. It’s how we roll.
I believe that being a person with multi passions, means being a person with multi skills @katjahunter
But let me be crystal clear: if you’re human, you’re creative.
We are all creative. Unfortunately, as we grow up, we tend to believe life is linear, and so we stop following our curiosity.
I’d like us to change that.