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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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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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Structure and Spirituality

There is no doubt in my my mind that I like structure. Music has a very well laid out and well trodden path with guidelines and even exams along the way. I know exactly what I have to do to pass each Grade. Whether or not I can is a different matter, the expectations are […]

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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 […]

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Boxes and Labels

It’s been a while hasn’t it? And why is that? Because I got hung up on labels and boxes. Exactly where I fit in. What tribe do I belong to? Why am I doing this bloody blog anyway? So many questions. As it is always for me. I think I will always be a seeker […]

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Going deeper

At the end of last year I passed my grade 6 flute, which I am very proud of. When I joined my band I was grade three, and January marked the start of my fourth year in the band. In the exams I do – ABRSM – you have to take Grade 5 theory before […]

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If I just had the right…

I’ve decided on my focus, well I say decided, but utterly committed to is the correct term…writing. I’ve blithered away about how much I want to do it in my journals for years, I have half arsed written stuff for years. Now I am committing. You’ll have noticed I’ve increased blogging here, and aside from […]