I am so excited to welcome you here.
I founded Everyday Writes after qualifying as a life coach and realising that I could combine my training with my 15 years’ experience as a freelance writer, to create something that would change the lives of individuals and create positive ripple effects throughout their worlds.
But this business wasn’t always tilted towards climate action.
You know what? I was so damn proud of my old website. It spoke about offering up a way of coaching that holds space for the unique ways we each move in the world. It spoke about what compassion, kindness, delight, community, care, courage and play mean to me as a parent, as a carer, as a neurodivergent Black woman in Scotland.
But it didn’t hold any real space for the big thing, the overarching issue that made my heart pound and sent my mind into overdrive. You know the one. I rarely mentioned climate change. Maybe it was for fear of putting you off, of being too intense, of bringing the mood down. It was also something more fundamental: what was the point of even talking explicitly about climate change when I didn’t have any answers? And how could I possibly do it in a way that felt purposeful, joyful, nourishing and sustainable?
I guess we each have our own personal tipping points.
For me, it was in the middle of this summer’s heatwave, struggling to find the words to explain to my kiddo why we couldn’t go outside today.
When you're open to change, you begin to notice little glimmers of information that'll help you on your way. You begin to let in some light. This summer, those glimmers looked like discovering a podcast of adrienne maree brown speaking to Prentis Hemphill about the power of imagination. Randomly stumbling upon 'The Imagination Sundial', a visual tool by Rob Shorter and Rob Hopkins. Reading 'How We Show Up' by Mia Birdsong. Realising that there's a different vision out there for our future earth, different to doom and competition and scarcity and mistrust and cultures of exhaustion.
Are you at that point, too? Where you're ready to lean into community and trust and generosity and repair? Where you're ready to re-imagine what this moment really needs from you, from your community, from your business, from your life?
I realised that I had to find a way to re-imagine Everyday Writes around the future earth I wanted to see. I took two weeks to completely re-imagine my offerings, re-build this website, re-visit the words, re-fathom how I wanted to work, remember all the forms that “community” had taken for me over the years and try to weave my business around something different.
I didn’t want to come back bigger, better or stronger. I wanted to re-emerge with something that felt more inviting, more imaginative, more fluid, more nourishing, more collaborative. I wanted to create more space for you – for your ideas, for your knowledge, for your imagination.
So, I started to do things differently.
Everyday Writes is an evolving project. Take a look around. I’m so glad you’re here,
Nadia (she/ her)