Who am I, and what the hell am I doing?
If you've been following me for a while identifying me might have looked like this:
Crystal is an artist who paints ink illustrations of animals.
Wait, no, she does watercolor flowers too.
Oh fun! She makes stationery and stickers.
Hold on, self care? Oh! She's a massage therapist.
Wait. She's a blogger?
Actually, I don't know what she does.
Evolving confuses people (especially the ones doing the evolving).
Honestly, I didn't know what the hell I was doing for a while. I knew what I was passionate about, I knew how I liked to spend my time, I knew what my strengths were, but as far as smooshing all that into one cohesive thing? Clueless.
But I was determined to figure out what that one thing was.
After months of playing around with different ideas that affected everything like my logo, tag lines, product, and purpose, I'm excited to say I've found something that feels authentic to me. I'm creating something I'm excited to get out of bed for. It's energizing me, fueling my creativity, and making me become a better version of myself.
But first, who am I?
I'm a licensed massage therapist with more than ten years experience.
I'm a former self-care instructor at the Downeast School of Massage.
A lifetime creative/artistic human.
A person who has successfully worked through physical, emotional, and situational challenges.
An advocate for all lives, but extra fiery for marginalized populations.
A relentless optimist.
A salty Mainer with quick-witted humor.
Spiritual, but not religious.
Daughter to a mother.
Lover to a dude.
Mama to my fur baby.
My own best friend.
And what am I doing?
I'm building an online inspiration station for humans who want to feel empowered when it comes to taking care of themselves.
I'm defining what self-care, empowerment, and creativity really are.
I'm explaining the brain and body in simple terms because I believe we can take better care of something if we UNDERSTAND it.
I'm offering products and services designed with the intention to inspire and empower you.
And I'm fueling it all with humor, science, and humility.
It's Crystal McLain Creative: Empowered, Creative Living.
Inspire your mind, body, and mother-lovin' soul!
Sending you big love, friend.