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Your words took me on a peaceful and beautiful journey. I look forward to reading more.

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I can completely understand! Lots of love xx

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Would you drop me an email Luisa? claire@creativelyconscious.co.uk? With the smart notifications I don't have anyone's email to reply to anymore. ๐Ÿ™‰

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Lovely post, Luisa. Substack is the perfect place for your writing I think, with a warm and welcoming community that is mutually supportive. I started my Substack last August and post monthly at the moment and I'm slowly building a niche audience for 'Place Writing'. I decided to turn Paid on right from the beginning, to enable anyone who could afford it to support my work. I absolutely get the issue of burn-out and pressure - it's up to us to offer only what we feel comfortable with and what is reasonable to expect of ourselves. Self-preservation and care is really important to maintain a creative practice in this crazy world. I'm looking forward to reading more of your writing!

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I love this! I know I gave you the original โ€˜butโ€™, but ;) I also think everyone should do what they want! Iโ€™ve had similar musings myself recently. It had to feel right for you and the beauty is that you can be as flexible as you like with what you do and when. Good. For. You! Xxx

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May 16Liked by Luisa Skinner

Well done for switching on paid subscriptions, I know it does not feel easy sometimes, but it is worth it! I like also how you have described what's on offer, I think I need to make mine clearer now!

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Congratuations! What an exciting chapter in your life now opening up. I get the feeling you have so much to give to the world ๐ŸŒบ ๐ŸŒป

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Iโ€™m in, Luisa! To be honest, right now, your work feels like a lifeboat and Iโ€™m so happy to claim a seat! Good luck with it - Iโ€™m sure itโ€™ll be a huge success. X

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This is lovely Luisa, so beautifully written and resonates so much. I read and responded to your note about going paid as Iโ€™d decided not to and then ended up just going for it. This is a glorious post to your people to join you. I find myself thinking I need to have some substack free time, but keep coming back for the beautiful community and people that I find here ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’›

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Adore this- gentle pรญvot needs to enter my vernacular ๐Ÿ’›

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Hurrah! Love how this all sounds and feels for you :) ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒฟ

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Well done Luisa! Keep on keeping on ๐Ÿ‘

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Congratulations on this new venture! ๐Ÿฅณ

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Couldnโ€™t love all this more! I want to send it EVERYONE! โœจ๐Ÿ“งโœจ

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Luisa, what a glorious way of describing it, โ€˜gentle pivotโ€™

Your words, as you know, have really hit a nerve with me, so the subscribe button to upgrade was a no-brainer.

Iโ€™ve actually written a piece today, after a long time away from writing publicly and I mention one of the reasons for my time off is my chronic pain condition - fibromyalgia. Synchronicity has a way of amplifying what we need to see/hear....and I very much look forward to your investment in your creative endeavours.

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deletedMay 13Liked by Luisa Skinner
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