Stepping into 28

This time last week, I was beside the sea. This time tomorrow, I will be beside the sea (a different sea). Right now, I am sitting in front of a computer, typing these words, at home in London. It is my last day as a 27-year-old. Life lately has been tumultuous, with days – and…

The 100 Day Project (Part 1)

Since April 4th, I’ve been taking part in #the100dayproject. It is a global art project, where you do something creative every day for 100 days. A bigger, better explanation can be found here. In the weeks leading up to the first day of the project, I knew I wanted and needed something to do that was…

Weekend Coffee Share

Hello, friend. If we were having coffee right now, you would likely be laughing at me, for I have red paint all over my hands. I would tell you that I’d just been painting some lyrics for today’s #the100dayproject – and I would excitedly tell you about this project (possibly with a slight hint of…

Clearing by Martha Postlewaite

Do not try to save the whole world or do anything grandiose. Instead, create a clearing in the dense forest of your life and wait there patiently, until the song that is your life falls into your own cupped hands and you recognize and greet it. Only then will you know how to give yourself…

Friday Biz Updates

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson  With the year coming to an end, many of us have been thinking about the new year and the directions we are going to take. 2017 is going to be a…

Goodbye, November

Well…the end is nigh. Today is the last day of November, and with it comes the end of (this year’s, at least) NanoPoblano and NaBloPoMo. The first day – Welcome November – seems far away, yet I can’t quite believe that it is December tomorrow. What a year it has been. What a month it…

I Will Follow

…anywhere that you tell me to.  I’m falling down a rabbit hole of thoughts at the moment; most of today I’ve been writing them down on pieces of paper that quickly covered my desk. Sometimes when you are making decisions, random but relevant sparks of inspiration can be found everywhere. Perhaps it is because most…

The Road Less Travelled

Starting late last year, I researched and made a list of books that would help me to heal; or rather, books that would help me to move on from the pain of 2015. Books that could potentially help me to grow. Essentially, self-help books (and a few others). One of them – which took me…

Winding Paths

“Because you are alive, everything is possible.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh My 20s have been a rolling story that is much the same as many others; basically, not easy. There has been no guidebook, no rules to follow. Once you begin this journey of ‘adulthood’…this is it. You, hopefully, learn, grow, evolve. You keep going….

My Happy Places

Fish and chips on the beach, Protecting our food from the ‘gulls. Wind in our hair, Salty air. The waves kiss the shore, Leaving and returning for more. We walk in silence, Perfectly in tune. Sand in our shoes, It gets everywhere. Lovely days by the sea. One of my happy places is Southwold, a…

Listening

This week I have been quiet, even by my standards (and I’m already a fairly quiet person). I wrote on Instagram the other day: ‘I’ve been quiet this week, sometimes you just need that. Something has shifted, and the realigning of perspectives, coupled with the jump in volume on my CI, has been tiring. Not…

Tea and Sharing

Tonight was a good night, a night of sharing ideas and thoughts about a friend’s new venture. I will reveal more soon…but it was a good night. I came across a magazine I had bought on a whim a couple of years ago, that was sitting patiently in a magazine file box…and was struck with…