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Thinking Thinking too much about what I’m going to write before I actually start writing can stop me in my tracks, and sometimes even means I don't write at all. Likewise, wondering how my words will land with you as you read them, also has me hesitate. These are just...

Mud Juggling

I sat down the other day to write and what arrived was, well tumbleweed. Sometimes words emerge like a clear fresh spring and at other times it's more like trying to wrestle bricks from clear air. Unlikely to happen but when desperate still apparently worth a try! I...

Fear to Freedom

I’m standing on the bedroom table because, at six years old, it’s the only way I can see out of the window. I’m fiddling around with the window latch trying to open it and as I do I brush aside a bit of wood shaving that turns out to instead be a tiny moth which...

Day 21: Love

I’ve been asked over the 21 days to write ‘below the surface’ To share aspects of myself I might normally keep hidden To bare my soul a little I’ve been exploring love I think, in different ways Navigating the romantic love of loving someone who doesn’t love me More...

Day 20: Silence

Day 20: Silence “We’re fascinated by words — but we meet in the silence behind them.” Ram Dass I’ve felt a little lost the last couple of days, writing my way towards day-21. Just feeling my way forward, with a sense of colour rinsing from my words Somehow lost in the...

Day 19: Getting What You Want

Prompt: Tell a story about a time you got what you wanted but it didn't work out well for you. There have been times I've got what i wanted and been immensely grateful, and there have been times when it hasn't worked out so well but what comes to mind is slightly...

Day 18: Be Happy!

Prompt: Write about something you know about your family or your history and how might that have influenced your personal or professional philosophy. My mum and dad loved each other but found it difficult to live with each other, so I grew up in a household that was...

Day 17: Getting There!

Prompt: Write about a lesson you learned from a non-work related activity that can be applied to your work. I was out walking with a friend recently, our walk took us passed a local pond where we paused for a few minutes to watch a couple of swans going about their...

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