START PARTY !!!

START PARTY !!!

September 8, 2017

September 8, 2017

Confetti has officially been tossed in celebration of this new space! Cheers and hooray! // I needed just a little more time to get a few things in place and decide on a design & stick with it, and today it has finally (!!!) launched…uhhh…started.

Yes, that’s right: I prefer to celebrate the starting of this space, not necessarily the launching of it.

Just making this less-than-perfect, ‘give it all I got’ website LIVE is a major achievement because lately, it’s been hard for me to imagine putting anything out into the world that I’ve been working on. Maybe it’s because I’ve realized that I really am on my own now, and everything feels heavier because of it. Maybe it’s because I haven’t trusted my own judgement in a while, spending the last three years getting the things I worked on approved before making them public. Or maybe it’s because I’m an over-achieving perfectionist that still needs to learn to chill out a bit.

Whatever the reason, it’s been hard to start. Yet here I am, all back to it : the writing, the designing, the content-creating, and the good ol’ fashioned creative living…and here you are, sweet reader – who I hope is ready to hear about how I’ve been staying afloat and life after mambi and what few projects are next on my creative agenda! It’s all cause for some fun + confetti, methinks!

So now that you’re here, where should you start?

Well, fo’sho (1) sign up for my newsletter. That’s a given. I have a few freebies coming your way this month that I am so stoked to share (!!!) and you’ll get V.I.P. access to them + other info via the mailing list, so sign up. Subscribe. (I’m pretty excited about this.)

Next, you could (2) check out the first post I’ve published on this new space comparing ‘back to school’ with being back to blogging: “Everything seems a little foreign yet familiar, and I most definitely have to find my footing again, but I feel open & optimistic – the same way I felt at the start of every new school year.”

I also wrote about (3) rereading Big Magic this summer, and the (4) status of my one little word® for this year.

I know so much has changed since I last blogged regularly – but even with the rising popularity of perfectly curated Instagram feeds + live video + things going viral + our ever-growing, immediate-gratification, mass communication culture – I still appreciate, gravitate, and believe in blogging as a platform.

In the next few weeks, you can expect…

(1) This Is Us printables! It’s the best show on television, and later this month Season 2 will be starting, and you bet your bottom dollar the modern memory keeper in me will be documenting all about it. Hopefully, with my printables, you will be too, and we can share what we create and our thoughts on each episode each week! Gah! Excited!

(2) #100DaysofREFRESHMENT making a comeback! // Do you know the last 100 days of the year start on September 23rd? Well, I’m thinking of revisiting my #100DaysofREFRESHMENT (that I tried back in April, but neglected to follow through with), and this time around I imagine creating a checklist of 100 ways to get refreshed – a free download I can share with all of you – and do this thing together. Thoughts?

(3) Access to my hourly, lined planner strips that so many of you have been asking about for the past year. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Check out the hashtag: #ARZ_PlannerStrips for an idea.

(4) a YouTube comeback & video series about how I’ve been using a digital approach to my memory keeping this year. I’m even considering developing a new online class on it, kind of like a 2.0 to my “Memory Keeping in The Happy Planner®” class. We’ll see!

…and finally, you can expect (5) a bit of backstory about what I’ve been up to since leaving my job with me & my BIG ideas, (6) how I’ve been staying afloat, and (7) the slow, steady, timely reveal of a new secret product I’ll be launching in the winter. Stay tuned!

These are the most immediate plans. I’m curious to see if all the ways I imagine utilizing this new site and my newsletter will come to fruition in the upcoming months. I’m going to show up everyday and do the work and I plan to make these plans come true — but I’m the type of creative that does her best work when I’m organically inspired to do it. What I’ve listed above is what I’ve had in me thus far to create, so that’s what I’m passionately pursing, but who knows what life will throw at us, you know?

Also let’s mention: I’m solo. No team. // I’m learning as I go, and I imagine there will be a bunch of setbacks along the way. But here’s something I’ve come to know:

The best thing about a major setback is
it sets you up for a major comeback.

So, mistakes? Inevitable. Inconsistencies? Probably. …but can you expect to find authenticity and an adventurous creative spirit all the while? You bet your ass. I’m pretty confident I’ll land on my feet – no matter what the setback – and you know what?… I’m really comfortable in the underdog chair. 😉

I can’t thank you enough for visiting today. Thank you for your support and any and all good vibes. I’m really happy to be here, just…starting. Xoxo.

Confetti has officially been tossed in celebration of this new space! Cheers and hooray! // I needed just a little more time to get a few things in place and decide on a design & stick with it, and today it has finally (!!!) launched…uhhh…started.

Yes, that’s right: I prefer to celebrate the starting of this space, not necessarily the launching of it.

Just making this less-than-perfect, ‘give it all I got’ website LIVE is a major achievement because lately, it’s been hard for me to imagine putting anything out into the world that I’ve been working on. Maybe it’s because I’ve realized that I really am on my own now, and everything feels heavier because of it. Maybe it’s because I haven’t trusted my own judgement in a while, spending the last three years getting the things I worked on approved before making them public. Or maybe it’s because I’m an over-achieving perfectionist that still needs to learn to chill out a bit.

Whatever the reason, it’s been hard to start. Yet here I am, all back to it : the writing, the designing, the content-creating, and the good ol’ fashioned creative living…and here you are, sweet reader – who I hope is ready to hear about how I’ve been staying afloat and life after mambi and what few projects are next on my creative agenda! It’s all cause for some fun + confetti, methinks!

So now that you’re here, where should you start?

Well, fo’sho (1) sign up for my newsletter. That’s a given. I have a few freebies coming your way this month that I am so stoked to share (!!!) and you’ll get V.I.P. access to them + other info via the mailing list, so sign up. Subscribe. (I’m pretty excited about this.)

Next, you could (2) check out the first post I’ve published on this new space comparing ‘back to school’ with being back to blogging: “Everything seems a little foreign yet familiar, and I most definitely have to find my footing again, but I feel open & optimistic – the same way I felt at the start of every new school year.”

I also wrote about (3) rereading Big Magic this summer, and the (4) status of my one little word® for this year.

I know so much has changed since I last blogged regularly – but even with the rising popularity of perfectly curated Instagram feeds + live video + things going viral + our ever-growing, immediate-gratification, mass communication culture – I still appreciate, gravitate, and believe in blogging as a platform.

In the next few weeks, you can expect…

(1) This Is Us printables! It’s the best show on television, and later this month Season 2 will be starting, and you bet your bottom dollar the modern memory keeper in me will be documenting all about it. Hopefully, with my printables, you will be too, and we can share what we create and our thoughts on each episode each week! Gah! Excited!

(2) #100DaysofREFRESHMENT making a comeback! // Do you know the last 100 days of the year start on September 23rd? Well, I’m thinking of revisiting my #100DaysofREFRESHMENT (that I tried back in April, but neglected to follow through with), and this time around I imagine creating a checklist of 100 ways to get refreshed – a free download I can share with all of you – and do this thing together. Thoughts?

(3) Access to my hourly, lined planner strips that so many of you have been asking about for the past year. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Check out the hashtag: #ARZ_PlannerStrips for an idea.

(4) a YouTube comeback & video series about how I’ve been using a digital approach to my memory keeping this year. I’m even considering developing a new online class on it, kind of like a 2.0 to my “Memory Keeping in The Happy Planner®” class. We’ll see!

…and finally, you can expect (5) a bit of backstory about what I’ve been up to since leaving my job with me & my BIG ideas, (6) how I’ve been staying afloat, and (7) the slow, steady, timely reveal of a new secret product I’ll be launching in the winter. Stay tuned!

These are the most immediate plans. I’m curious to see if all the ways I imagine utilizing this new site and my newsletter will come to fruition in the upcoming months. I’m going to show up everyday and do the work and I plan to make these plans come true — but I’m the type of creative that does her best work when I’m organically inspired to do it. What I’ve listed above is what I’ve had in me thus far to create, so that’s what I’m passionately pursing, but who knows what life will throw at us, you know?

Also let’s mention: I’m solo. No team. // I’m learning as I go, and I imagine there will be a bunch of setbacks along the way. But here’s something I’ve come to know:

The best thing about a major setback is
it sets you up for a major comeback.

So, mistakes? Inevitable. Inconsistencies? Probably. …but can you expect to find authenticity and an adventurous creative spirit all the while? You bet your ass. I’m pretty confident I’ll land on my feet – no matter what the setback – and you know what?… I’m really comfortable in the underdog chair. 😉

I can’t thank you enough for visiting today. Thank you for your support and any and all good vibes. I’m really happy to be here, just…starting. Xoxo.

  1. Leighann

    September 8th, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Yay! So glad your website has officially “started”! I love following your Instagram to see what ideas/crafts you’ve got going on and I can’t wait to have this space to see it all and more! Good luck, girl! I know you’ll do great! 🎉✨

  2. amandarose

    September 14th, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Thank you so much! Xoxo!

  3. Brandi

    September 8th, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    So excited you finally “launched!” We have all really missed you, and I am super excited for your blog posts and videos! Your work is always an inspiration, and I am excited you will be sharing again! Congratulations and good luck or whatever the right thing to say is! Mainly, welcome back girl, so glad you’ll be around again.

  4. amandarose

    September 14th, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Thank you to the moon for these kind words, Brandi! Sometimes a girl just needs a break, some down time to adjust, but I’m excited to get back to sharing for sure! Xoxo!

  5. Natasha

    September 8th, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    I’m so excited and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us! I’ve been crushing on your digital memory keeping and have been trying it out on my own, so to see a tutorial on it is even more interesting and I’ll be right there to sign up. I loved your Big Picture Class on Memory Keeping a lot and it has helped me so much with the creative process on my own planner. Congratulations on the new website Amanda 🙂

  6. amandarose

    September 14th, 2017 at 11:26 am

    Thank you, Natasha! I’m so happy my Big Picture Class was helpful, and YES! Stay tuned for my take on my digital memory keeping!

  7. rukristin

    September 8th, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    I am so excited for you. You are gonna rock this SO hard.

  8. amandarose

    September 14th, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Hee hee hee! Thank you! I’m trying! 😉

  9. Neha

    September 8th, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    I’m so excited for you! I’ve followed you in IG for a while, such a big fan! (I’m @NehaBeauty by the way) and I am so excited for this next chapter for you!

  10. amandarose

    September 14th, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Thank you, beautiful!

  11. Lee

    September 8th, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Good luck Amanda😆❤️Hope that all your dreams come true.

  12. amandarose

    September 14th, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Thank you, Lee! Whether they do, or not, I plan to write about it! 😉

  13. Natalie

    September 8th, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    You rock big time Amanda!!💕

  14. amandarose

    September 14th, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Xoxo!

  15. Tracey

    September 8th, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Love the new look website and looking forward to following your story. I’ve been following you for quite a few years and find you to be such an inspiration. Good luck with what’s to come, I’m sure you are going to totally rock it.

  16. amandarose

    September 14th, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Oh, Tracey – thank you so much for your kind words and for coming along with me on this journey…<3 <3 <3...

  17. Alicia Michelle

    September 9th, 2017 at 3:32 am

    Yay Amanda! I’m so glad you’re back! I’ve been thoroughly enjoying your blog posts since your Erin Condren days! Thank you for sharing your soul! 💕

  18. amandarose

    September 14th, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Oh, my EC days…I’ve come SUCH a long way from then! Thanks so much for sharing in my journey. <3

  19. Erica Canant

    September 12th, 2017 at 3:12 am

    Gahhh. Bae! All the tears. So proud of you. Xoxoxo

  20. amandarose

    September 14th, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Thanks, bae. Cue deer emojis.

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