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My Creative Awakening - Today

My Creative Awakening - Today

We're rapidly approaching the present day in this journey through my creative life, so firstly, thank you for sticking with me so far. It's been a rollercoaster for me writing it so I hope you've been able to keep up with all the ups and downs and twists and turns...

My Creative Awakening - Twenties

My Creative Awakening - Twenties

In this post I'm moving into my twenties, and I think things are about to get even tougher. I'm not sharing any photos in this post, firstly because I'm still in the process of sorting out an old laptop and my photo archive is in a bit of a muddle, and secondly because I don't think there are actually that many of me, and those there are I'm not feeling comfortable enough to share just yet. Hopefully my words will paint enough of a picture for you to come along on this journey of remembering with me...

My Creative Awakening - The Teenage Years

My Creative Awakening - The Teenage Years

Thank you to everyone who read last week's post, it was actually quite a fun one to write and brought back all sorts of wonderful memories, I could have included loads more stories and musings, but you probably have other things to do with your time! This post has been a little more tricky to write. I started thinking about it last week and it's been interesting to see the things I've remembered, both events and emotions, and how they fit in my creative journey. My teenage decade definitely has a more bittersweet feel to it as more serious concerns take the place of pure play, and that childlike enthusiasm starts to be dampened. But we haven't got to that part yet...

My Creative Awakening - Childhood

My Creative Awakening - Childhood

I want to share with you some of what I've unearthed and remembered about the winding path that has brought me to today, and I'm going to break it up over the next few posts. It's the story of my creative awakening (or perhaps re-awakening would be more accurate) - my journey back to accepting and embracing creativity in its many forms as an integral part of who I am. I'll start with my childhood...

When the nest feels like a cage

When the nest feels like a cage

I wrote recently about finding my identity as a Nomadic Nester and what I want it to mean for my life and how I live it. Unfortunately, it isn't always that straightforward, and my current circumstances have been throwing up some barriers and frustrations that have let to quite a bit of mental and emotional turmoil this week...

Are you a Nomadic Nester too?

Are you a Nomadic Nester too?

At the beginning of this year I decided - made a resolution, set an intention, whatever you want to call it - that this would be the year I really focused on myself, on listening to my heart and my intuition, on doing things for myself that make me happy, and starting to break free of living (existing, really) by other people's expectations. There were several elements to this plan, some bigger and more important-feeling than others...