How I turned my journal into a purposeful brand
Submitted By: Myasi Jackson | Age: 22
Hey everyone! I’m Myasi (pronounced My-Yah-See) and I run a lifestyle freelance writing business titled Purpose Copy. I started Purpose Copy with the intent of helping readers with in-depth, relatable lifestyle articles for different publications.
I did not always want to be a writer. I actually wanted to become a Social Worker and work with DHR, but my passion for writing would not allow me to pursue Social Work past my sophomore year of college.
Growing up, I always knew I wanted to help people. As generic as it sounds, it was truly that simple for me. I didn’t know specifically how I would inspire and uplift people, I just knew I would someday. As I got older, I started experiencing some rough stuff. I lived in a very tumultuous environment and I wanted to escape terribly. But we all know that before you’re 18, there’s not much you can do about that.
Despite my environment, I still wanted to be someone who helped other people. And I know knew how that was going to happen. I wanted to help people deal with the same things I was going through internally and externally. I knew I wasn’t the only person on the planet who had issues, even though at times I felt as if I was, which is what I DID NOT want others going through the same things to feel.
Around age 12 or 13, I was obsessed with a website called Stardoll. I was into fashion as well, and I loved dressing up the celebrity “dolls” on the site. Stardoll eventually let their users post blogs on their personal pages. I was all in. I loved writing and I wanted to use this platform to help people. I still have all of the blogs I wrote back then, and I must say, I REALLY wanted to be an authority who others felt confident in reaching to for their issues. Nothing has really changed about that.
But as I got into high school, I let Stardoll go and stopped writing for a while. Until I simply could not find a way to deal with my pain. So I started freewriting poetry in my composition notebook. When something would get me in an emotional uproar, I’d grab my notebook and damn near scribble on the page because I wrote so hard and fast. Writing poetry became therapeutic for me and I did it more often. I felt relieved after putting my emotions on paper.
I saw this as another way to help people, so I decided I would one day publish my poems. (working on book #1 right now!).
I got the blogging bug again and decided to do it on my own site this time. I temporarily blogged in 2016 for about two months before I decided I didn’t know what I was doing and decided to learn more before
I proceeded. Then I stumbled upon freelance writing.
I felt odd about it at first, but then it became something very interesting and I decided to pursue it.
So I created Purpose Copy with the same intent that I have for everything else, to help people. Purpose Copy is here to provide lifestyle content for various publications that promote empowerment, self-development, and entrepreneurship. Everything I write about comes from something that I’ve personally experiences or gained knowledge about. I’m not talking about “how to make your living room gossip worthy”, I’m talking about things that make your internal homes a joy to live in.
And that’s only the beginning, I plan on turning Purpose Copy into a platform to help other writers in their freelance journeys.
Find me at: http://www.purposecopy.com
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