By

Ashley
‘I can’t promise I’ll be perfect, though boy will I be grateful’ I’m always saying to myself I’ll write a gratitude list. Tonight, tomorrow, at the weekend. 2021 passed. A whirlwind of heartbreak and opportunity, progress and failures, good days, bad weeks… You know the drill. Not one gratitude list was written. 2022 I will...
Do you believe in fairy tales? I do. I have done since my Mum first introduced me to the wonderful world of Disney. Bright lights, castles, pretty dresses, adventures, I wanted it all. And over the last twenty years, I have had my fair share. There is something about this time of year that feels...
‘Perfect is a sweet little lie’ Life was perfect. The end. No one wants to read that story, right? Yet when it comes to our own precious lives, many of us are guilty of trying to write it. Breaking up with perfect is essential to living a fulfilling creative life. A lesson I learn over...
“Sometimes that means walking away and opening your heart to something new” “I feel like a failure,” a friend said to me recently half a bottle of wine into a long-overdue catch-up. “Why?” I asked, curious to what on earth she could fail at. Said friend is the classic over-achiever. She has the house, the career, the...
‘Nothing captures the light like the dark’ The moon has been an endless topic of conversation, wonder and wisdom since the beginning of time. Is there anything as magical as the golden glow of moonlight in a dark night sky? Like creativity, it is full of contradictions. Forever fluctuating in shape and energy, from slithery...
When I resorted to Twitter last Thursday afternoon to ask “has anyone seen my mojo?” I discovered (with relief) I’m far from alone. Keeping mojo’s perky versus the montage of life’s demands seems to trip many writer’s up as we walk the creative path. We need to chat about the elusive magic that keeps our...
‘Friendship is the sweetest flower’ “Will you be my friend?” I am claiming that as life’s greatest question. Who remembers plucking up the courage to ask it at school? I do, I bagged myself Nina. My first bestie. We whittered away summers playing kirby, climbing tree’s, buying sweets and devouring her Mums spag bol. The...
“You do not need to be busy all the time, part of creating is to observe with a still mind” Did anyone notice when being busy became so glamorous? The runway of modern life has us all walking the catwalk, right? I see the trend play out, daily. Take this morning’s coffee run.  Girl in front...
“When we are inspired magic, happens” Ah inspiration, the golden elixir. It is what plants flowers in the mind that grow into something beautiful. And one of the frustrations aspiring writers most frequently tap into google is; how do I find it? I know this very well as I am one of them. I once...
‘The beauty of a rainbow, is the refusal to be one colour’ Have you ever had a rainbow appear, just when you need something to brighten your day? Perhaps one of those mornings it’s showering with life’s unpleasantries. Stumped your toe? Exhausting to do list? Boss being an ass hole? Suddenly, you look up at...
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