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Desired Feelings and Guiding Words for 2018

Desired Feelings and Guiding Words for 2018

Is anyone else finding it tough to get into the swing of 2018? It's already the end of January and I don't really feel like I've got to grips with this year yet. I haven't made any resolutions, set any firm intentions, made definite plans, nor have I got my eye on specific goals that I want to achieve.

But I think that's OK sometimes, to go with the flow for a while before we find the pace and route that feels good to follow. That's not to say that I've not been doing anything at all over the last few weeks, on the contrary, it's been good for me to rest more and recharge, and I've been doing plenty of thinking, questioning, and pondering - not much of which has yet yielded answers.

Finding my Why

Finding my Why

Every now and then it's good to check in with how things are going, and half way through the year feels like a good point for this reflection. I began 2017 with big intentions, and even bigger dreams, and now that we've suddenly (it certainly feels that way sometimes) reached August I've been taking a bit of time to look back on what I've achieved so far this year, and what more I'd still like to do.

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...

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...