At the start of the year I boldly declared that my 2 goals for 2014 are to plank for 5 minutes straight and blog at least once a week.
The planking started strong. With encouragement I made it up to about 4 minutes, which is fantastic effort, but I sadly sustained an injury that meant I had to stop or else be really badly hurt. I still haven’t picked it up again, but I have time, so I’m not worried.
The blogging. Started well but very quickly stopped. And I refuse to feel guilty about it for this reason – I have discovered I am creative.
When I think back to why this all started, it was primarily as an outlet for my inner monologue rants and to Give My Opinion. I think I’ve done what I set out to do and thus fulfilled the purpose of this blog. Which is nice. What that idea mean though is that now this space is at a bit of a loose end.
What do I do with it?
Well, I’ll still read and review books and anything else I fancy reviewing. I’ll still join in with the weekly photo challenge and still share random yet amusing photos. So it won’t be entirely redundant.
But see, I am doing a New Thing.
My goal to blog has been revised a little as I am now on a voyage of creative discovery to find my niche and groove.
My new second goal is to develop a set of tools and behaviours to help me be creative in my unique setting of being a deliverer of technical construction documents with a bit of teaching thrown in for fun.
To that end, I am not being lazy. I have set up twitter, email, blog and Facebook accounts for a thing I call The Bubble, which is my more creative face. I’ll use this to explore being creative; learning new skills via practice and TED talks, working to link with other creative types and then putting it all into practice both at work and at home. I’m also on Instagram and Pinterest which are both excellent resources for inspiration and building community.
Please don’t lament the passing of the rant, I’m sure they will pop up every now and then, but please do join me on my journey of discovery if you too are so inclined.
See you there!