|Keep tapping away!|
I have been thinking about what to write for this blog post. I was concerned that maybe I didn't have enough to say, that there wasn't one main 'news story' since the last post. Then I remembered all the steps I have been taking and all of the work that goes on behind the scenes. Today I invite you to reflect on your achievements over the past couple of weeks and to celebrate the small stuff! Stay true to what you believe and keep tapping away.
Much more has happened recently than I first realised... The project management for the Museum of London - Docklands/ScreenDeep audio piece continues, with two more recording dates confirmed. I have been invited to deliver another Creative Writes workshop for TFL employees later this month. The previous workshops proved to be popular and very enjoyable.
|The fantastic Charlotte Murray hair salon, Muswell Hill, N10|
I have also been asked to return to my local hair salon 'Charlotte Murray' for another guest workshop on the evening of Monday 10th June (it may even be themed around hair stories again, it was great fun last time)! Please let me know know if you are interested in this. The workshop will be free to attend, with the opportunity to donate to one of the charities that the salon supports. They hold regular events for the local community.
I belong to a local networking group in Muswell Hill - SBN (Small Business Network) and will deliver a talk and mini workshop at the next meeting on Monday 20th May (12.30-2.30pm), focussing on the creative element of blogging. You are welcome to attend as a guest, please drop me a line if you are interested and I will send details.
I am also a professional member of Lapidus - Words for Wellbeing. Lapidus believes that words used creatively can be a powerful tool for health and personal, community and world development. On Saturday, I met with some London Lapidus members in a Notting Hill cafe as one of our members who lives in San Fransico was visitng. She delivers poetry and journaling retreats in stunning landscapes across California. There was talk of travelling to Arizona for a poetry conference next Spring - watch this space!
Alongside the partnerships and guest workshops, the daily work continues. This includes recruitment for the next Creative Writes Themed Workshop 'Love Writes' on Wednesday 15th May and the Sutton House Summer Saturdays which begin again 1st June at this wonderful National Trust property in Hackney. There is also ongoing planning for the Creative Writes children's workshops in Crouch End (Pickled Pepper Books) & Muswell Hill. Full details and booking for workshops can be found here: http://www.creativewrites.co.uk/p/bookings-workshop-info-how-to-book.html
In the midst of all this - I received an unexpected message on LinkedIn from somebody on my mailing list: "I really enjoy reading your blog. It has inspired me as you share much of the same sentiments as me when it comes to writing. I have facilitated a few writing workshops... although haven't for a few years after having a baby but I am eager to set more sessions up now. I just wanted to say thank you for the inspiration. You are doing lots of interesting things!" It is good to hear that the hard work pays off and there are people out there benefiting from what you do.
So try some free flow writing to celebrate and reflect on your achievements. The exercises 'I Remember' 'What I really want to say is...', 'I am Thinking of' and 'I Want' are all good to stay in touch with where we are going and the steps we have taken to arrive at each point. Set your clock for ten minutes and go! Try not to think or edit...