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A little about me... 


I'm Gina, a writer and digital designer, who chases sunshine, loves Jesus, and finds joy in creativity. 

On my blog, I cater to groups of bloggers, 20-somethings, travelers and dreamers, seeking to live a life of purpose. I believe we are all creative, and we are all artists. No matter your job, passions or skills, we are called to be creative in a very unique and personal way. We are meant to solve world problems, be the best versions of ourselves and innovate in ways only we can.

I believe we are called to be creative in every aspect of our lives.

 

So how did I get to where I am?

I graduated from Elon University, now living in the Washington D.C. area. During the day, I work as Executive Director for a local nonprofit that serves children with developmental disabilities. I get to be a part of a start-up atmosphere and work on many projects and initiatives. In my spare time, you can find me making vegan recipes, purchasing too many notebooks, reading a good book or sitting around a bonfire with friends.

In spring 2014, I discovered my passion for traveling when I studied abroad in Seville, Spain, where I visited cities in Europe and North Africa. Traveling has shaped many of my beliefs about healthy and simple living. It's also helped me inspire others to live openly and creatively.

This is why I'm excited for you. 

I believe something magical happens when you combine adventure and creativity. And that can only happen in the context of positive community. I hope to become a travel companion in your journey of finding your next step.

Let's do that together? Here are the roads I can help you navigate:

Creative Living – Ever wonder if your idea is actually a good one? If you are good enough to publish an e-book, write a blog, start a photography business or begin coaching? Ever feel creatively depressed? Or want to feel that spark again? Let's discover what we're supposed to create – and gain the confidence to do it.

Graphic & Web Design – Do you want to strengthen your creative brand through visuals? Finally start a website? I'm here for you and can help you get started.

Blogging Tips – Let me take your blog to the next level with actionable design and content tips, helping you transform your online story.

Travel & Adventures – You don't have to travel to go on adventures. (But it sure helps!) Here, we will chat about travel guides, adventure tips and ways to keep the spirit of traveling with you during the everyday.

Healthy Living – If we are living with purpose, we must fuel our mental, physical and spiritual health. Health is always a journey, but it should also always be a priority. You can follow along with my health tips for self-care, food and diet, and more.

Let's connect and be friends! You can find me on Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter. Or you can send an email straight to my inbox!

Gina Alyse - Fuel Your Creative Calling
  • What fulfills you? vs. What doesn’t fulfill you? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently. I think these two questions allow us to realize what’s important in life AND how we should spend our time. What truly satisfies us and what truly makes us happy? If we lay the groundwork now for what fulfills us present and future, it becomes that much easier during the rollercoasters we experience. So I started a list!
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What fulfills me?
— God’s presence
—  Honest, real connections with others
— Learning
—  Growing, taking small steps everyday
— Spending quality time (one of my love languages) with those I want to grow closer to
— *Rest*
—  Trust and patience, giving up the need to control —  Moving my body
—  Healthy food that fuels me
—  Truth ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What doesn’t fulfill me?
—  Information overload
— Comparison and the paralysis of choice
—  Browsing social media
—  Checking off to-do lists
—  Success or recognition —  Busy schedules
—  Desires to control outcomes and the worry that comes along with that.
—  Obsession with clarity and knowing what’s next
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Time to be intentional with the first list and learn to work through the second. What about you? What are the things bringing you life? What is draining your energy? It feels so good to call them all out!
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#livefullyalive #pursuepretty #pursuitwithpurpose #pursuewhatislovely #makeitblissful #gracerunsdeep #sheisfearless #theeverygirl #boldbraveyou #belovedlife  #presentoverperfect #shareyourheart #weareunveiled #propelwomen #bedeeplyrooted #sheisfearless #exploretocreate #girlsvsglobe #ronda #sheisnotlost #exploretheglobe
  • passports + notebooks = adventure ingredients 🌎✨
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 #passionpassport #girlsvsglobe #dametraveler #betraveler #exploremore #stayandwander #adventurethatislife #girlslovetravel #livethelittlethings #sheisnotlost #wearetravelgirls #girldiscoverers #explorerbabes #openmyworld #travelon #totravelistolive #wonderfulwildwomen  #expandyourplayground #traveljournal
  • Be loyal to your art. Nurture it. Love it. ✨
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#calledtobecreative #creativityfound  #christiancreative #creativelifehappylife #creativecallings  #createmore #livecreatively #solovelysofree #makeitblissful #createlounge #peoplecreatives #mycreativebiz #creativefaith #presentoverperfect #creativepreneur #creativelife #pursuitwithpurpose #creativityeveryday #communityovercompetition #thecreativeoasis #artquotes
  • I've always found this to be true! Having a quiet time allows us to focus on what we *already* have. It becomes clearer how we can transform the things at our fingertips into something greater. When are you most creative?✨
  • *Justice • Mercy • Faith*  Let’s follow the important laws of God and live in His poetry, knowing that His word will always point us to greater justice, mercy and faith. Let’s meditate on what He says, and let His voice intermingle with our lives – becoming clearer and clearer to us everyday. ❤️
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#livefullyalive #bedeeplyrooted #pursuepretty #pursuitwithpurpose #pursuewhatislovely #makeitblissful #gracerunsdeep #sheisfearless #mybeautifulmess #theeverygirl #boldbraveyou #belovedlife #makeithappen #presentoverperfect #christiancreative #shareyourheart #weareunveiled #propelwomen #christiancreative #womenoftheword #bedeeplyrooted #shereadstruth #sheisfearless
  • Sometimes plans go astray, so that you can be led a better way. ✨
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 #girlsvsglobe #dametraveler #betraveler #exploremore #stayandwander #keepitwild #wanderlusttribe #livethelittlethings #sheisnotlost #wearetravelgirls #girldiscoverers #explorerbabes #globelletravels #girlswhotravel #tourtheplanet #exploringtheglobe #openmyworld #travelon #totravelistolive #wonderfulwildwomen  #expandyourplayground