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I'm Kim Im new to steemit and I can't wait to meet you

in introduceyourself •  10 months ago

Im new to the steemit community, I am new to blogging so bare with me!
I live in victoria Australia. I love to laugh and I love being creative.
Thats me down there looking tired.

I have alot of creativity and many interests. To keep it brief as this is just intended to be a quick introduction I'll break myself up into three pieces.

LIVING WITH TRAUMA

From the age of 17-30 I was trapped in an extremely violent and mentally abusive relationship. Although many of my emotional wounds have healed I am scarred mentally. I suffer from PTSD symptoms of which are extreme anxiety and bouts of depression. I consider myself a survivor and try to move forward as much as possible but sometimes I try to go a little too fast and I have a small setback. I'm sharing this because it heavily influences a lot of my art work and I think by putting it out there I might make others who have experienced or are experiencing violence to feel less isolated. This issue will be a recurring theme in some of my future posts.

ART

I've always love expressing myself through all kinds of art, my sister is a great graphic artist and taught me to draw and encouraged me from a very young age. I love it all, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, textiles and recently spent a lot of time creating digital artworks. I'm a bit of a mixed bag as far as styles and genres I like a bit of everything I guess one of my main staples is figure drawing, which I have spent countless hours developing my own style. Photography is a great love of mine and I will be posting about the huge role it has played in my recovery process. I really love drawing with organic materials like bamboo, grasses, sticks and feathers of which I have a growing collection. I'm a messy artist working frantically throwing materials around leaving a trail of creative destruction in my wake.

This is my desk when it's tidy!

I spent time studying fine art at university when I was younger but found it challenging as my home life was so unstable and dangerous. Even through very tough times I found ways to express myself creatively and develop as an artist, even if my paintings were smashed up later I still enjoyed making them and for the time I spent creating them I was free. I have a saying which sums it up for me :
"Art sets me free when nothing else can"

NATURE/HORTICULTURE

One year after my liberation as I like to call it. I began volunteering at a local nursery which grew native and indigenous plants. Within the first few days it was like a spark went off inside me and I knew this was something I wanted to do. Watching things grow and being a part of the process of nurturing a tiny seed into a tree ready to go in the ground was just an incredible feeling. It made my mid calm. It made the screaming in my brain melt in to silence. This drove me to start my own gardening business. I could not drive a car yet so I called my business The walking weeder. Within weeks I had at least 2 customers a week and I was full of confidence. I soon after completed an apprenticeship in Horticulture at Melbourne Zoo. During my time there I was able to learn so much about plants and animals. My creativity was encouraged and put to use. It was one of the best experiences in my life, I feel privileged to have been able to train there. I am about to start volunteering in conservation tomorrow and I am excited about what new things I will learn and where my journey will go next.

FINAL NOTE

So there you have it my first post on steemit and my first blog post ever! I intend revisit these themes and more in future posts. I would LOVE any feedback as I am totally new to this so any advice would be really appreciated! Feel free to ask me any questions. I hope this was interesting and I'm sure I'll get better at it as I go. I cant wait to meet you

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Hello, welcome to Steemit. Art rules!

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Thank You!

Hi @pixelminx, and Welcome to Steemit.

Thanks for the fine intro post. It shows promise and potential for greater things. It might take a while, but with persistence and diligence, your efforts will eventually prove fruitful.

Below are a few points of advice re posting on Steemit.

  1. Longer posts are more lucrative than short posts. If you make a post of 20–30 paragraphs, it's more likely to earn rewards.
  2. Include some photos, images or graphs, to complement the text.
  3. Make sure the text and photos are formatted properly, so that your post looks attractive and appealing.

Hope this helps for now. Good luck, and Full Steem Ahead!

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Hey! Thank you for the thoughtful welcome and useful feedback!! It means a lot to already be getting some response and encouragement :-)

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Welcome. Good luck.

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Thanks for the compliment.

Hi Kim... Nice to meet you... Welcome to Steemit..🌹.. This is a nice intro post... I hope you will do great over here as a steemian..😊.. Follow Me @onority
It will be great if you visit and read my blog and upvote them..!!!!!!

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Thanks for the lovely welcome and feedback I'll be sure to check out your blog!

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It’s my pleasure… 😊... I am following you back...

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Welcome to Steemit. I'm relatively new here as well, still learning to navigate all of this. I really enjoyed your post and look forward to reading more about your journey.

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Hey! Thanks for reading and commenting. I am really glad that you enjoyed reading my post. I am still figuring it all out myself! Everyone seems to be pretty nice and there a lot of really interesting and diverse content to find. Nice to meet you :-)

Welcome to Steemit @pixelminx. It's always hard to share our personal stories, but doing so helps us heal.

The key to getting ahead here is networking on the discord server. Ours is here https://discord.gg/e5XFZKa

Best wishes from the Steemit Blogger Central community. Upvoted!

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OOOO!!!! my first comment how awesome! Thank you for the feedback!! Ill check that out.

Hey Kim, pleased to meet you. :) Thanks for sharing your interesting profile!
Welcome to Steemit!!

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Hey! Thank you for the kind welcome and feedback :-)

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Cheers! :)
Enjoy your time here at Steemit!!

Hello, you are welcome to steemit!!! I give you upvote to your post and remember to follow me as a friend to help you grow in this social network!

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Hey!! Thank you! Nice to be welcomed :-)

welcome to steemit !!!

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Thank you! :-)

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Hi @pixelminx, I just found your blog. We have a pretty strong Team Australia community going here on steemit to support each other. If you'd like to be part of it, then please check out this link for the instructions on how to join https://steemit.com/teamaustralia/@choogirl/team-australia-new-recruits-update-21-11-17-and-the-steemit-growth-forum

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Hey cool! Love to join but I got a bit confused in discord lol! Its taking me a while to figure all these new platforms out.

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Awesome. You can come into discord here and message me here: https://discordapp.com/invite/SYz4Ucm

While you're there, feel free drop into the teamaustralia chat and say hi to people.

You can vote for ausbitbank here: https://steemit.com/~witnesses

If it's easier just link your intro post and drop and a fun fact about yourself in response to this comment. Or on my page. Either way, I'll see it.