The tree is up, mulled wine stewed, and I’ve been enjoying my favourite Christmas playlists to get into the festive spirit.(more…)
My new (private) FB group ‘Create Great’ is now LIVE:
I’m excited to engage with people in this hub; a small, safe space where we can inspire and support each other as we continue to work on our creative practice.(more…)
Term time is fast approaching, and I’m itching to get started with the second year of my MA in Creative Writing.
First year flew by, as they said it would. I gave it my all, and remained curious and grateful to be in a position where I could spend time working with my creative muscle, feeling challenged and inspired.
This poem by Elizabeth Alexander appeared in my reading list for the year ahead, and I was so taken with it I wanted to share it on the blog.(more…)
If you feel good about who you are inside, it will radiate. – Patti Smith
This is a gentle reminder to those who may be struggling with procrastination.
I often reflect on Patti Smith’s work. Her poetry and writing are so uplifting and otherworldly – they always inspire me. She always seems centred and completely in tune with her sense of self as an artist and creator; her values shine through.
If they knock you down, you get up. If they knock you down again, get up. No matter how many times they knock you down, get up again. That is how you should go. (Katagiri Roshi)
In life, the idea is to be happy… You live simple, you train hard, then you are free. (Eliud Kipchoge)
Human endurance is an incredible thing. How far can we go?
Do we have limits? Or, can we dig deep and go beyond what seems impossible?
Are we able to overcome fear and resistance in our mind in order to succeed?
Song-writing, or any creative discipline takes practice.
Once you begin, you question why it took you so long to get started and dive in.
It’s through practice that we get better.
“You learn to trust your deep self more and not give in to your voice that wants to avoid writing.” (Natalie Goldberg)