I could say I want a blog all I want, but that wouldn't make it happen. The hardest part is starting, and as I started making this blog a reality over the 2017 Christmas holidays, I realized that when it's something you really want to do, starting actually isn't that hard. As soon as I made the decision and sat down to work on it, I became so excited and I still am excited every time I spend time on this project.
I'm a freelance Graphic Designer in North York (Toronto), ON. My thing is Graphic Design for Social Good, meaning that I like to work with business and individuals with a social good purpose such as protecting the environment, designing sustainable products, educational initiatives and products, supporting youth and minorities, and so on. I attended OCAD University in their Graphic Design program, graduating in 2015 and beginning my freelance career right away. I've always had an interest in writing, which is what lead me to starting this blog.
I had a conversation recently about the feeling of being "carefree." We were talking about how carefree childhood is — no real responsibilities, no real stress, having all the time in the world after 3 pm to explore your passions — and how I couldn't remember the last time I truly felt carefree. I get glimpses of it while I'm on vacation — usually not until the last couple days once I've finally fully relaxed and it's nearly time to go home to the real world... dang it!
I decided that I wanted to recreate the carefree feeling of childhood any chance I get as an adult. This is where the "Free" part comes from. This blog in itself is carefree for me because I'm not expecting any financial gain from it. I'm simply committing to blogging and whatever happens, happens!
"Well" comes from my longtime interest in wellness; my more natural pursuit toward wellness through plant-based eating, naturopathic health, and exercise like yoga. By merging the two sides of the coin together I came up with "Well & Free." I liked it, so I stuck with it. Plus, the ampersand in the wordmark looks like an E for Erin!
I've summed up the different corners of my blog into these categories:
These categories are my pillars of living a life you're happy living. I hope you find some value here!