Sun through the trees

The need to blog

Written while on a plane, just got round to posting…. So I haven’t written a blog post in a while. Just the creative snippets which I enjoy finding in the corners of my brain. But I’ve been reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book “Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear” and was inspired to write a longer…

Why my blog is a little quiet at the moment

You may or may not have noticed my absence. It’s only been a few weeks, but having got into the habit of blogging regularly I do notice that I haven’t posted anything in a while. I’ve got a job now (I was self-employed for 18 months and doing part-time contracts before that) and I’m still…

Meerkat

What I’ve learned about self-employment

Right back at the beginning of my freelancing adventure, I wrote a blog post about the weird and wonderful things about freelancing and self-employment in general. For the last 18 months I’ve been working from home doing freelance work for communications agencies and I have been doing some consultancy with small/micro business clients as well.…

Lake at Black Park

Why I’m pondering the future of this blog

This blog has gone through several phases in its life. Its recent reincarnation happened at a time when I was sitting around at home recovering from an operation, with a lot of time on my hands to think and to write. And the posts got a bit more philosophical and felt a bit more personal.…

Goose and gosling

Those blog posts that never quite make it

I was reading a blog post by fellow CBWM participant Soozi Baggs, about procrastination and resistance, and it made me think. She talks about those blog posts that get written and edited and played around with, but never quite get to be published. And I realised I have quite a few of those loitering around…

Daffodils in bloom

Spring has sprung and is inspiring changes

So, it’s now officially spring again. The clocks have gone forwards, and the evenings will start to get lighter. Animals are coming out of hibernation, yawning and stretching, and limbering up for a bit of running around being frisky. The flowers are following the lead of the daffodils and crocuses and poking their heads out…

Eckhart Tolle

So a weird thing happened

A weird thing happened to me the other day. For a few hours I had nothing to worry about, nothing to mull over in my mind. It was an odd feeling. Kind of nice. But strange. The thing I’d been worrying about for a few weeks had moved on to a new phase, into The…

Getting your ducks in a row

Why do I write so many blog posts about work?

I realised that I write a lot about work at the moment, much more than I have done in the past. I have been wondering why this is, especially as I don’t really like expressing how I feel about my work to people I work with or have worked with. I suppose because I have…

Crow watching Grand Canyon

Why I shouldn’t be annoyed with myself

I’m getting frustrated with myself at the moment. My body hasn’t quite recovered from my operation in December, and because I no longer have any pain or any symptoms that keep me occupied trying to manage them, I feel like I should be further ahead than I am. Last time I saw a GP, she…

Skydive New Zealand

Why I worry that I’m boring

Do you ever get that? Worrying that you’re boring and that everyone else thinks that too? I do sometimes. So why do I think I’m boring? Because I like lists, I like structure and being organised. I like peace and quiet, I like reading and writing. I’m a classic introverted personality – enjoying time to…

Through the snow

Why I need to cultivate patience

I have been thinking about patience and wondering if it’s something I need to try harder to cultivate. Why? Because when I get an idea in my head that really grips me, I turn into an unstoppable whirlwind and drive myself insane when I can’t make it happen instantly. I read everything I can find…