In addition to channeling her passion for writing into helping people navigate their mental health and find self-love, LaToi Storr also hosts a podcast and has several other creative projects going on at a time. Even as she has learned to successfully juggle different projects, she has also learned the importance of being a part of a community and having a support system.
Ahead, Storr who is a member of the SHE Media Collective shares the benefits she has gained from having a support system and why bloggers don’t have to do it all alone.
Tell us a little bit about your blog ToiTime
ToiTime is all about taking the time to reflect and be honest about your mental health and accept the highs and lows that come along with that journey. It’s about increasing self-care and finding balance. ToiTime is a support blog in that instead of showcasing just the great highlights of life, it also is honest about the struggles too.
What inspired the creation of ToiTime?
I started my blog 7 years ago. This was a push from my therapist to ignite the love of writing, tell my story, and help others. Since then I have maintained that drive to motivate others to increase their self-care, lean into more mental health care and acceptance, and be who they are without apology.
Are you a full-time creative or entrepreneur? If not, what else do you do?
Yes, I am a full-time creative and in addition to my blog, I have a Podcast, Conversations with Toi. I also manage social media content for other businesses too.
What’s one shocking insight you gained from owning a blog?
I learned that having support is key. In the beginning, I had no support. I told myself that in order to be successful I had to do it all alone. Although I still have just me for now, learning to lean on others and ask questions has helped me tremendously. In addition, I’ve learned to identify the key players in the arenas that I want to be in and this approach has moved mountains for me.
How do you stay focused and motivated throughout the day?
During my day, I start with setting the tone. My desk is organized and clean, and I rely on my planner to set goals. I take breaks (built-in breaks), listen to podcasts, and keep lots of plants they make me feel mellow.
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What are your go-to productivity tools?
My go-to tools are Canva, Vimeo, Premiere Rush, and Lightroom.
What do you do for fun when you’re not creating content?
I love to take solo trips. Solo trips allow me to enjoy and tap into myself in my element.
What’s your current favorite book, podcast, or website?
My favorite book is Jayne Allen’s Black Girls must be Magic.
What are you looking forward to in the coming year?
This year I am looking to expand and build a team. I also want to do more brand partnerships that align with my brand, speak at events and grow my reach. I also look forward to writing a book to tell my story.
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