I could watch hours and hours of Masterchef Australia. But that doesn't make me a better cook, let alone a MasterChef. Watching, thinking or reading about something is not enough. I learn best by doing or from my own experience. Experiential understanding...
The magazine image had called to me on a deep enough level to engage my emotions. Writing "not real" was the physical manifestation of my emotional reaction. The message in the "Little Miss Perfect" essay. The validation I felt. They needed my conscious attention. Why?
A friend and I are just about to start working through Julia Cameron's Artists Way 12-week course. We have been hoping to find an uninterrupted 12-week slot to do it together. And we have. We start this week.
With only have between 7300 and 7000 days (if I live to 70 or 75!) left to have adventures, I really want to experience my travels with awareness and joy - not just see them as a list of places to be ticked off. I am making a promise to myself, this time it will be different. I will keep a traveler's journal.
Congratulations! You’ve reached the final day of Writing: Finding Everyday Inspiration We hope these prompts have encouraged you to brainstorm and write in new ways and introduced you to new tools and resources. I just got this message in the email and felt a little sad - the course is finished. Already? I will miss … Continue reading 5 reasons to love everyday inspiration
Finding inspiration in words - why I write.
I felt like a fraud. Who was I to think that I could write a novel when I hadn't even studied English beyond school?