Welcome to Ruthieisms!
I'm Ruth Bowers and I've been a solopreneur since 1998.
My main business is creating low-content printables and courses. I love to create pretty things like digital papers, planners and journals. My friends call me the "repurposing queen" because I'm always taking images and turning them into something completely different. It's not only my business, it's also something that relaxes me.
But my first love has always been writing, and I'm happy to be getting back to doing more of that in 2022.
As a busy soulpreneur who loves her work, I do spend a lot of time in front of the computer, and you won't see me changing that any time soon. I do, however, work hard at balancing all that work with fun things like golfing and walks at the lake. I've also been known to curl up with a good book or a Hallmark movie on occasion too! To me being a soulpreneur means doing what makes your heart and soul happy, and I love that I've been able to craft a life for myself doing just that.
Balance is key and over the years I've worked through both extremes of the scale. I've worked through the times that I knew I should be taking some down time, and I've shut down when I knew there was work to be done because I just couldn't do one more thing.
Knowing your limits is a huge part of being a soulpreneur, and a big part of that is developing the habits to get you through the day. I'm a firm believer that the little choices you make and the tiny habits you develop every day play a huge role in your success, which is why I've created this tiny habits checklist for you.
So a bit about my road to here...
It's been a long and winding road to get to where I am today. Between health scares, bad choices, and a severe case of "shiny object syndrome" I made things a lot harder than they had to be!
This blog is all about sharing what I've learned along the way, and continue to learn every single day. I know from experience it's not always easy, but loving your life and creating what makes your soul happy is definitely worth it!
I'm not here to tell you my way is the only way or even that it's the best way for you. But I am here to give you tools I use so you can get to living a happier life quicker.
What can you expect here?
A little of this and a lot of that.
Mostly I'm going to talk about my life as a creative soulpreneur. Motivation, being artsy, leaning into your creativity and how to use it in business. Throw in a little bit of confidence building and healthy living and we'll have a great time together!
Thanks for sharing a step or two on this journey with me!