Discover more from The Wonder Habit™ by D. Michele Perry
Welcome to The Wonder Habit™
Creative Friends, Come On In... We're officially live!
The kettle is whistling wild, ready for a hot cup of creativi-tea. (We can do coffee as well. 😉) Find a cozy seat, settle in, and stay a while.
I can’t wait to get to know you, hear your stories, and share tools, inspiration, and insight to help you bounce back, break through, and build a creative business that thrives, even in times of deepening uncertainty, epic distraction, information overwhelm, and chronic disconnection.
In an age of AI, caring for our creativity and embracing our humanity have never been more important.
When we can teleport around the world at the click of a button via our devices, stepping beyond our screens to forge connections with ourselves and others has never been more vital.
I’ve been dreaming of The Wonder Habit™ for decades. Threads of TWH have been woven into almost every season I’ve walked through in the last 30 years.
It just took me a decade to find the right words. And my place within them.
Creatives, tough love moment, but for those of us in creative business, creativity is literally our job description. Making things. Building things people need. Problem solving. Capturing beauty. Sharing inspiration.
But that doesn’t mean creativity is easy. Not even a little.
Do you ever:
➡️ Wish you could carve out space to slow down in the middle of the hustle? To breathe long enough to get fresh perspective on the projects and problems on your plate?
➡️ Want to be more consistently creative, but are stuck in the mud of last week’s ideas?
➡️ Know you need to be focused, but are distracted and frustrated instead?
➡️ Wish you could harness inspiration to show up practically when and where you needed it?
➡️ Get tired of feeling overwhelmed and disconnected from the reasons you started creating in the first place?
➡️ Want to live a more curious, connected, creative life… but right now the only thing you have energy to change is what show you’re binging on Netflix?
Yes? Then… You BELONG Here. Welcome home.
It’s Time to Make Your Creativity Recession-Proof
It’s no secret we are currently facing more upheaval and uncertainty than many of us have known in our lifetimes.
The world may be stuck in chaos mode, but our creativity doesn’t have to be. There are simple steps and actions we can take to better understand and lean into our creative process while building resilience for the road ahead.
When the world feels like it is racing towards a cliff edge and social media is filled with hustle culture hype, there is another way.
We don’t have to stay stuck sitting on the couch willing inspiration to strike.
We can cultivate a creative practice that helps us as creatives AND our businesses thrive from the inside out.
➡️ A practice about becoming fully alive to the simple moments of beauty and goodness we encounter every day.
➡️ A practice that strengthens our reserves to navigate stressful, uncertain times.
➡️ A practice that unlocks greater ability to connect to ourselves and one another smack dab in the middle of epidemic levels of loneliness and isolation.
➡️ A practice that helps us be ready to respond to the curve balls that come our way and innovate in ways to proactively build up our bottom line.
➡️ A practice that empowers us to create with confidence, consistency, & courage.
The Future of Work May Be Independent, But It Dang Sure Doesn’t Have to Be Lonely
Enter this space. I’m a reflective memoir writer at my core. I believe the most powerful messages are lived out before they are written down. This is the space where many of these words will live.
I want to take you with me on this journey into intentional, focused, more creative living by making wonder a daily practice.
Because running after your creative dreams shouldn’t mean you have to run solo, at any stage.
This space is also part resource library. Part community. Part classroom. Part inspiration journal.
A place to offer a collection of resources where you feel: Seen. Significant. Celebrated. Empowered.
Because you aren’t on the outside looking in. You are the first pick not the last. You are invited. In all the beauty and spontaneity of your becoming. Invited into a place you don’t have to fit into because you already belong.
There’s a seat with your name on it at this table. You don’t have to have it all together here.
Your being and becoming are celebrated in this space. Because you are full of wonder worth celebrating.
Nurturing your creativity isn’t selfish. It’s essential.
The time for solving tomorrow’s crises starts with strengthening our creative muscles today.
So whether you are a full-time creative pro, have a creative side hustle, or just want to explore a creative dream, there’s space for you here.
Let’s Skip to the Good Part
Today is the official kick off of our free subscription! Everything posted here will be available for free until our paid subscription goes live in July. And there are so many exciting things coming!
Here’s some of what’s in store 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻:
Join now for FREE and get fresh written posts and practical content delivered to your inbox. This includes:
“Everyday Wonder” posts for the first 2 weeks they are live on the site. And as long as you want to keep them in your email inbox.
Periodic sneak peeks and samples of paid community content as well.
Want an all-access pass to the resources and interactive content? Join/upgrade to the member paid subscription when it launches July 20, 2023 for about the cost of a solo Starbucks run each month. Our paid features include:
A quarterly interactive 3-5 day community challenge to deep dive into a specific aspect of the wonder habit and practice it together. I can’t wait to share more about what is in the works for July!
Monthly community conversation threads right here in Substack where we can have discussions together and learn from one another.
Weekly community prompts so you can take action off-screen and start your own Wonder Habit. And then share your experience trying out the prompts with the community if you choose.
A learning library of bite-sized courses, mini-masterclasses, and actionable resources to help you understand and grow a creative practice that makes both you and your business healthier.
Ongoing access to all the past content housed in the archives.
Discounts on Wonder Habit products as they roll out.
Our very own deep-reading book club for books on creativity, inspiration, and other wonder-filled topics 😉 📚
I’m so excited to go on this adventure with you.
Pop down into the comments below and tell me what creativity related questions or topics you’d love to learn more about. Ready, set, go!