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Beginning again, again, again…

I stop writing on here for numerous reasons, but mainly when my faith or life gets messy. Because obviously I have to only show a good face here. Which is ridiculous. The books i enjoy reading the most are those who struggle with their faith and their life, not in a schadenfreudian way, but because […]

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Going back to paid employment

Very recently I’ve made a big and scary step to going back to paid employment, rather than being a full time freelancer. There is a lot of rhetoric out there that being self employed is the only way to be happy, the only way to have control over your life. I absolutely believed this, but […]

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On not writing

Annie Dillard rightly says in her book ‘The Writing Life’ How we spend our days is of course, how we spend our lives Obvious isn’t it? If someone were to analyse my life what would it look like my priorities were? I do a lot of different things, I love learning and trying new things. […]

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Small kindesses

One of the things which has turned me away from the minimalist movement (and thinking more about simplicity instead) is how cold I found it to be – for me at any rate. I got rid of so many things, many I now regret, and I think it made my life a little less enjoyable. […]

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Wondering

Oh, I struggle with this site, and once again the domain name is up for renewal and I wonder if I should bother paying out the £30 odd a year it takes to keep it up and running. There is a part of me that would like to say ‘sod it’ and do all of […]

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On not following your passion

There has long been the idea of following your passion or your bliss will lead you to your vocation, your truth… I’ve always struggled with it, I want to do so many things! More recently Elizabeth Gilbert talks about following your curiousity as being a much more gentle way of working. Jessica Abel talks about […]