Every so often I share some of the things I'm inspired by. Here's what I've been loving lately: I love these 10 things about writing How do you find time to write? This brilliant piece on the importance of 'you time' really resonated with me after taking a night out for myself Tammy has a new ebook about journaling on offer If you want creative ideas, make sure there's enough white space in your life Follow these simplicity basics to slow the inflow of noise and … [Read more...] about What’s inspiring me
On Sunday night I took myself out on a much-needed 'me date'. I went to see I Feel Pretty at the movies, then went to a cafe and wrote in my journal for over an hour. It was lovely. I realised something profound as I wrote: I've never really given myself permission to write about the things that interest me, because they don't seem good enough. I think it was the movie that allowed this realisation to surface. It's about a woman living in New York who doesn't think she's very pretty, … [Read more...] about Write about whatever you want – it’s all valid
Writing is hard work. It might seem easy: a few words on a page, pen to paper or fingers on keyboard. But while the tools are simple enough, getting them to do what you want is not always straightforward. I wanted a way to practice and improve my own writing as I work on my book. They say that the best way to improve as a writer is to read more and write more. So I’m doing just that. I’m devouring books on writing, on creativity and also on the link between creativity and motherhood. As … [Read more...] about How to develop a writing practice – and come join our writing group!
Every so often I share some of the things I've found inspiring. Here's what I'm loving lately. A little reminder we can all use When convenience is king Why keep a diary? The creative learning spiral On books and blogs Love seeing another couple living with their baby in a tiny house - it can be done, and done well! This has inspired me and helped me to get thinking about how to approach my writing I've shared my first book excerpts with my patrons and I'm so excited to … [Read more...] about What’s inspiring me
I am living in the in-between. It feels like I am always in limbo, never quite arriving. Like this isn't my 'real life' - it hasn't started yet. I'm just going through the motions until it does. I bet a lot of mothers with small children feel this way. I'm so sleep-deprived that I find it hard to make each day count. I always have the best intentions, but when I wake I simply whisper to myself, not today. I find myself always looking forward: when B sleeps through the night, then … [Read more...] about On living in the in-between
They say you tend to take for granted that the things that come easily to you, come as easily to everyone else - but this is not often the case. A little while ago, I realised I had a lot to share about what it means to live with intention, to do things differently from what’s always been done, and to really live a life that reflects your deepest truth. These things come easily to me but I’ve come to see that they don’t necessarily come easily to others. In 2014, it became very clear to me … [Read more...] about I’m writing a book…