Finding the story I want to tell…

A pile of notebooks in various colours and sizes, arranged haphazardly in a cupboard under some stairs.

Photo by Simson Petrol on Unsplash

 

Through my work with my colleagues and students at The Writers’ Block, I feel as though I am entering a new creative phase. The opportunities to which I have access are helping me grow as a facilitator and also as a creative practitioner. Continue reading

Tending The SPARK: A Postscript

Last week wasn’t as productive as I would have liked it to be. There were other things that needed my attention, but I still managed to complete my response to my SPARK partner’s prompt. That said, I’m not writing much at the moment. It’s difficult to know what to write when so many words are forthcoming, but only scratch the surface of what I want to express.

I signed up for SPARK as a way of getting out of my own way, and forcing myself to produce something in the midst of this fallowness. Whilst I wouldn’t say I produced something brilliant, at least I produced something.

You can see the result here.

Sunday Thought

SundayThought

 

Whilst meandering through Twitter yesterday, this popped up in my feed:

 

 

At times, my creative journey has felt more like an odyssey, so I know exactly what Patchett is getting at. As I continue to work towards a state of being able to make peace with myself and the events that have shaped me into the person I am, I learn more and more about how I can work towards that ultimate goal of self-forgiveness.

Just a short post today – hopefully next week’s Sunday Thought will be a little more substantial. Thanks to Leigh at Headspace Perspective for the inspiration.

What’s been the hardest part of your creative journey? How are you working towards overcoming it? Let’s talk in the comments.