January Of Émélie Hébert Poulin
how was your Febuary? Mine was AMAZING!!!! Ok, maybe not that amazing from an objective perspective, but it was for me. Why? Well, there is a lot of «whys» and even if I had my share of doubts and fears, I can reflect back and say that it was a great month. Both personally and professionally. Let me give you a kick review before I dig in :
- My new Blog/web site launch on febuary 6th.
- A crazy awareness campaign project is now possible.
- I turned my mental health blog into a real business.
I wont get into details for each points because some of them came at the end of the month so they will be more interesting on my march review. I will still do a little recap because, come on! I can’t not talk about this right?! Before I start I just wanted to let you know that again, I drank a hole lot of tea this past month, I think I might be addicted now. Tea and herbal tea are very good for my anxiety and they are my new besties. Try!
Here is what I have basically looked like every day during February :
Ok, lets go!
Numero Uno/My big launch :
Like I have showed you in my January review, I wanted to go from a basic pre-built blog to a full personalized website and I worked the whole month to get it ready for February 6th. I had NEVER created a website before and from February 1st to right before pressing «ENTER» on February 6th, I was questioning every single decisions I had made up to this point. I didn’t think I was good enough, I wasn’t sure I had made the right move, I was convinced that nobody would like what I do and most of all, I was scared that I did not have in me what it takes to make it happen!
Don’t get me wrong, I still have those doubts and I will probably have them forever. Yep! This is part of #livingwithanxiety And you know what ? I think it’s part of life when you are an entrepreneur! But that’s another subject.
I spent countless hours worrying about this project but I did it! On February 6th, I launched my web site, both in French and English and it went better that what I hoped for. You might not be impressed by the following stats but you have to keep in mind that I am new to this.
Numero Dos/Awareness campaign idea to reality :
For at least 2 years, I had a BIG awareness campaign art project in mind, but I always thought it would be impossible to do because I have a limited network and I don’t have a lot of resources. So for those two years I was playing with my ideas, making plans and brainstorming often. When I got the courage to speak out loud about this project, someone that I admire was drawn by it immediately.
Jumping up and down, shaking my bottom !
I don’t want to give a lot of details because I want to keep the surprise but I will say this : Photoshoot – Artistic makeup – Mental illnesses – Art Gallery
Turning a mental health Blog into a real business :
When I started my Blog in October 2016 I just wanted to be right about living with mental illness, to help others getting better faster than I did. I struggled to find proper professional help and I have so much knowledge that I needed to share so people don’t struggle as much as I did. Although,I had never thought this could become a business. Now, not only I know it’s possible, I actually started to plan how to make a living out of this project.
I started working on a few types of products lines and let me tell you that it will be AWESOME!! ( said with Barney Stinson voice ) BTW : if you are a fan of «How I met your mother» check this out : Barney’s Blog
So many things happened in February and March will be great too. I think I am on the right path and this is the reason why I choose to participate in this project even if I am busy. Being creative is important and there are so many ways you can create! Art comes in various forms. Whether you have a business or not, you can live a wonderful life. If you take the #crazynewshit path like I am, you wont regret it at all.
This month I overcame my fears and doubts again, and I do not regret it. I am building a network with people that are genuine, generous and also substantially creative. I prove to myself every day that I do have what it takes and I am wedded that you also do. Facing our fears is not easy, I know. oh gosh do I know! But if I have the capacity to carry on, YOU can too Flighters.
Don’t be afraid to try new things and to «get out there» You just might discover beauty, truth and love.
Ya, ya, I L.O.V.E Moulin rouge don’t laugh!
About the author:
Émélie Hébert Poulin is a Mental Health Warrior, her mission is to break the stigmas by showing the REAL faces of mental illnesses • She wants to talk openly about the tools and the resources that could help the ones that need it. In fact, she is building an empire (or community huhu!) while struggling herself with emetophobia and general anxiety disorder. Learn more about that girl that lives to inspire on her website.