Today’s article is going to be a real one. If you don’t know what ANDWHY is, it is a platform where dreamers are inspired to dream and do. We emphasize on the WHY so that other people can find theirs just by learning and growing with us. I love ANDWHY, I really do. I love everything that it stands for and the stories I’ve written for it. But real talk, lately…I’ve been uninspired. I’ve been writing a lot of articles on people’s stories and that made me happy because ANDWHY is a platform for people’s voices that need and should be magnified. I’m constantly trying to think of new articles and new ways to write old formatted articles that will both fulfill me and the readers. But…quite honestly, I am coming to a stop. I think people are seeing it as well.
ANDWHY has come a long way. I’m the creator of ANDWHY but recently, there has been a new amazing author, Grace Tran. You can check out her articles. She is amazing! She thinks of the best articles and I truly believe she’s going to be an amazing writer for some big company we all know about. When she joined, I saw even bigger things for ANDWHY and I know it’s not something only I feel. Although I’m the creator, this is not a journey I can take alone, nor should I. Everything is better when shared with someone else, I’ve always believed that.
ANDWHY also recently started a podcast which I now host and I’ve been loving it so much. It really pulled me out of my comfort zone and pushed me to do something I’ve never done before. I’ve grown so much since I’ve started this blog. Watching this blog grow with me and now watching other people grow alongside it is a complete honor. I want to just thank people who have not only supported me but also gave me the courage to keep on going. Reading my old articles, I realized I also had to thank myself…because if I didn’t write that first article and kept writing articles after that, I would not have come here today to express my happiness.
I think since she joined and since the expansion of the brand, I realized that ANDWHY is bigger than me and bigger than us. I knew it was more than my story, that’s why I decided to write other people’s stories. But now, I know it’s more than me writing about other people’s stories, it’s about different writers joining ANDWHY to help tell their stories as well as other people’s. I foresee greatness for this platform and I just wanted to say that I’m grateful for everyone who stood by me all this time.
But getting to why I’ve been uninspired…I just feel like I’m burning out. Writing articles are starting to feel like work. When burnout happens, I know it’s because I’m doing something that requires a lot of me. And what requires a lot of me is doing something that doesn’t fulfill me or align with my vision. So I had to do some reflecting on why that is and revisiting what my vision is.
This isn’t something I can do overnight so I will need some time. I’ve separated myself from ANDWHY in terms of writing. Instead of writing under ANDWHY’s name, I am now listed by my name, Annie Law, and with that, I feel like ANDWHY has the room to grow beyond me. I don’t know if that’s confusing (LOL) but for me, I found comfort in knowing that.
The next articles I will write will be more lifestyle based and I want to find the time to find the rhythm in a new beat I’m playing for you all.
Thank you all for joining me on this new turn, although small, for ANDWHY and I hope you will join us for the rest of the long journey.