Not all those who wonder are lost. But sometimes we are looking for a direction. OMG! The funniest things happened this weekend. And all in my home of course. So how did I flow to my FOUR Instagram accounts, you ask?
Well, I’ve been thinking about my direction for a while. Like, pretty much the last few weeks of my trip. Then after uploading the Master Your Mind : Create Peace Within in 20 minutes a day book on Amazon on Friday (Yes!), I started to think about how to incorporate all of my interests and books into my Instagram account without being super annoying.
So I thought and thought on Saturday morning and came up with a good plan. But you know, the vibration of the problem is not the same as that of the solution. Still my mind was having so much fun (loves solving a problem) and wouldn’t let it go.
Finally I had to do things like clean my house, but then, later in the evening, I started watching some clips on YouTube on Quentin Tarantino and his creative process and then advice from company founders like Beso, Ma, Buffet and the like. That led onto an interview with the founder of Skinnymeteatox, The Fifth watches and a few other brands, who was saying that for each of her products, she has a different Instagram account.
Everything happens for a reason, no?
Last Thursday, I was about to go for a walk after lunch when suddenly I had the very strong urge to set up a new IG account. So I did that quickly before I went for the walk and then proceeded to take so many photos on the walk that I have three months’ worth of 3x/day posting (just a day in the life). I love this new account so much!
Dedicated to our wonderful world, Wonderlust_intheworld makes me feel so happy. But back to Saturday, I went to sleep and then woke up early Sunday morning with the idea that I would start two more accounts; Mireilleparkerauthor and masteryourmindbook and I set them up immediately.
Mireilleparkerauthor started out as being just that, but once I was posting yesterday I realised that I really wanted to post my travel shots and make it more of a mini blog type of thing. It’s also a great way to organise my photos, which would have been an immense job in itself.
But what I’m loving is being funny, silly and obscure! Actually, I absolutely love satire (like The Great Gatsby, The Virgin Suicides and Lolita) and with Wonderlust I was trying to do that for many years but it didn’t work in the first person, if you know what I mean.
In my early years of having an Instagram account, an artist and coach in Switzerland told me she liked those kind of posts I did but someone else I admired said she didn’t like that kind of thing and, while trying to fit into the box of being a coach, it stuck with me.
But, I really like the one liners and the juxtaposed captions for the same reason I enjoy art and literature. It’s fun to not have everything explained. It’s amusement for our brains. Right? It’s interesting!
So, all this to say, I now have four Instagram accounts!!
I was supposed to be writing about Master Your Mind : Create Peace Within being released, but I’m so loving this new development that I can’t help but share it with you. It’s also the perfect example of what I share in the book.
So I’m going to be sharing my journey with #my4IGaccounts on my mireille_parker IG page. Come follow if you’d like the updates.
What a funny experiment.
I’m excited to share what I learn. Am I doing the right thing? Will this turn out well? Am I simply an idiot? What’s gonna happen? All this and more coming to you.
And if you’d like to check out my babies :
What a wonderful world! @wonderlust_intheworld
Let’s get sidetracked on the Main Street. Wonderlusting. @mireilleparkerauthor
Create Peace Within. Quotes & Tips for Introverts, Deep Thinkers + Busy People @masteryourmindbook
Metastatic Breast Cancer Conqueror sharing the journey with #my4IGaccounts @mireille_parker
I will write to you again on Thursday because I want to share more about what Master Your Mind : Create Peace Within is. Also join up here to keep up-to-date with my journey and receive weekly insights and musings.
Lots of love,
The witty and intelligent novel about a travel agent from Perth, Australia, who goes to Lucerne, Switzerland, seeking a deeper experience of life and finds love in a most unusual place. Set in 2007, Wonderlust is a journey of food, sex, body obsession, refugees, writing and reality TV. It’s the really interesting conversation you wish you were having! Get Wonderlust here!