My creative plans for 2016

So 2015 is about to come to an end. It was an odd one for me, starting with recovery from an operation, which took much longer than I could ever have anticipated.  And when I did get back to a sense of normality, I chose to take a job for the first time in over…

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…

Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday

Goodbye to today. Today is gone, today is no more. I have checked out, I have left my hotel key at reception. Today no longer holds my interest, it’s time for a new start again. The beauty of tomorrow is that it’s always there, waiting in the wings, waiting to save us from ourselves. We…

About this blog – an update

3 years ago I started writing creative snippets and publishing them on a blog. However in the last 18 months or so while self-employed, I’ve been side tracked by writing longer blog posts on life, the universe and everything. As I’ve now started a full-time, permanent job which is very busy, I don’t have the…

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…

A little spark of madness

I’m feeling a little under the weather this week with a nasty cold, so I thought I’d share one of my favourite quotes instead of writing a whole blog post. I remember coming across this when reading about Robin Williams after his death last year, and being drawn to it.

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…