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Embracing Failure

Failure. A small word but heavy with negativity and highly emotionally charged. Failure is not really something you would want to associate with yourself and sometimes it may feel like it is the only thing you can associate with yourself.

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What is creative living?

I enjoy a creative life. I am a creative person. And so are you.

Bold statements, you might think - some of which you might also disagree with. That’s okay, I’m going to try and explain what I mean by my bold statements, and how everyone can bring a little creativity into their life…

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Self Care September

I used to believe that self care was just a phrase. Like one of those pictures of the sunrise with a motivational quote on Instagram. It seemed frivolous. Lounging about, relaxing and paying for lovely but very expensive things like massages, getaways and pedicures. Sure, going to the spa is awesome, it’s really relaxing and I love it, but is that it? Is that self care?

What is even the point of self care? Isn’t that just self indulgence? Being stressed and worn out is just part of being a grown up, right? I never used to believe that I would actively practice self care, and find it essential to my health and well being.

Spoiler alert; now I can’t imagine living without self care.

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What Do I Really Want?

Well, I've had a pretty busy day! At the weekends I love to just lie in bed for at least an hour and read, browse stuff on my phone and slowly ease into the weekend but today I made myself get up and out pretty quickly. I've spent the entire day decluttering my studio, and now I'm worn out but feeling great. I cleared out a huge bin bag for recycling and a smaller one for rubbish and went through a lot of papers. Turns out I'm quite the hoarder.

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What's on my mind?

August has flown by so quickly, and with the subtle shortening of days and leaves starting to turn I've been getting excited for my favourite time of year: Autumn. I love Autumn - the colours of the trees, the chill in the air. For me, it's a time of reflection and nesting. I get a lot more organised through the colder months (maybe because I'm less inclined to be out and about) and with that organisation I've been wanting to get more into blogging.

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