I kicked off phase 2's Ready Travelling Notebooks Project by sharing with readers and writers the importance of doing something you truly enjoy and have passion for.
I wanted to fill my two lined pages with some words of advice. I understand the huge value of what creative projects bring to the world – they brighten communities, makes us happy and improves well-being, and in supporting those individuals (you) who craves for enjoyment in their work it's really important
I believe in the value of meaningful ideas, doing things and working on projects that really makes us happy and be proud of. Often in life it's what we participate in and do that makes work/a design job itself worthwhile – doing things I can be 'really' proud of and saying "I've been part of that..." really matters in what I do – and my pages of words aims to highlight this.
Enjoying something you have huge enthusiasm for is addictive! My pages talk about my food-inspired brand, Missie Cindz – the food enthusiast, a platform for sharing my love of food. In the beginning I was just taking photographs of what I was eating for breakfast, lunch and dinner and sharing this with followers (I still do this by the way, I'm a food stalker!) and then I found an opportunity where I was able to use my design skills and expertise to collaborate on projects to help strengthen the bond between consumer and food producer to build brighter and awesome communities.
Through a series of engaging events, such as Missie's PudInn Clubs and whimsical stationery I've created lasting memories and new experiences to people who I would've never met if it wasn't for Missie Cindz – Get your passion (mission) out there and see how it encourages action in yourself, your community and your followers/fans.
Phase 2's Ready notebook was posted over the Easter weekend to my Travelling Notebooks partner Sinem (twitter @sonabanjo). Look out for the book heading your way Sinem! – we're all looking forward to seeing and reading your pages too :)
There's some awesome bloggers, tweeters and photographers who have signed up to the project so do look out for page updates on this blog. The project's doing exactly what we set out to do – to bring new people together, and to create an excitement about writing and receiving post.
Have you seen the written pages for Phase 2's Snap travelling notebook? you can find out what shared here.