Dear Journal, I just wanted to say YAY, WE MADE IT! A whole month of journalling, even if not always consistent, or not always on time, I think deserves a high five. So in this celebratory spirit, as NaJoWrimo October 2015 is now over, let’s review the month, shall we? The challenges Although I very… Continue reading NaJoWriMo 31/10/2015: Dear Journal
“Imagination is the key to the future. Without it none exists. With it all things are possible.”
The words of Ida Tarbell summarise the October instalment of National Journal Writing Month which set out with the aim of “Unleashing Your Creative Mind Through Journal Writing”.
So far the entire month of October has seen me try to bring out my creative side, recognising inspirations and ingredients for creative self expression. I have considered creativity in the everydays and the mundane, and re-evaluated how being ‘creative’ at work helped me cope in highly emotive situations. Now, as the current NaJoWriMo is approaching its end,… Continue reading NaJoWriMo 29/10/2015: Fulfilling a Dream
He has skin the colour of washed beige, or an overly milked latte, a pale toffee, or a slightly tanned deer. My skin is white where the sun never shines, reddish around my cheeks when I think of Him, and burns in minutes in the sun. He shaves His hair when possible, hating the woolly… Continue reading NaJoWriMo 28/10/2015: Opposites Attract
Would it be a cliché to say that I always wanted to be a writer? I guess it would be, and it would also be a lie. I didn’t always, no. I thought about being a teacher, a professor, a business woman, an au pair, a housewife with a dozen kids. But somewhere, in the… Continue reading NaJoWriMo 27/10/2015: Creative Job
Age 7: child playful trusting budding unpretentious untethered carefree competitive awakening Age 12: heartbroken confused broken low disenchanted isolated withdrawn unhinged robbed changed Age 14: lost tangled involved secretive melodramatic wannabe pretentious escapist self-conscious shy Age 17: daydreamer untarnished creative sexual tacky unabashed pretty naive restricting unsure Age 19: brave used unaware blindsighted ashamed clingy… Continue reading NaJoWriMo 26/10/2015: Me
Painting my nails different colours, trying to find the right shade for my skin colour. Parting my hair in the right way before going to work. Drawing a picture on viber’s doodle screen to express how I feel. Writing a list of things I want to achieve, and another of what I need to get… Continue reading NaJoWriMo 25/10/2015: Acts of Ordinary Creativity