I’ve been trying this thing recently where, as often as possible, I take care of myself by doing the things I need to do and I also the things I want to do.

This is how I found myself in bed at 11:30 pm on New Year’s Eve. My partner and I had travelled eight hours home the day before after a bustling whirlwind holiday over the capital “H” holidays. We were wiped. So, as our friends toasted to a happy and prosperous 2019, I was blissfully dreaming. I had looked forward to that New Year’s party for months, but when it came down to it, I had no bones about crawling into bed instead.

On New Year’s Day I scribbled down three things I am focused on that I hope will carry me through this year and beyond. All three are linked by the act of nurturing. This year I will nurture:

  • My relationship with my most wonderful partner
  • My body, mind and spirit
  • My creative spark

These three things are all dear to me, and I suspect I will find they are all intertwined (though I try to steer clear of such assumptions). However the third item, nurturing my creative spark, is what I’ll explore in this blog.

I’ve long been a collector of inspiration – writing prompts, activity ideas, nudges for exploration – but I tend to quickly forget about them. Now is the time, though. I feel inspired to use the prompts, take the advice, and step out of my comfort zone when it comes to creativity, and see where it takes me.

Happy 2019 to you! What are you focused on right now, or what do you hope to focus on in the coming year? Whatever it may be, I hope this year brings you happiness and wonderful opportunity.

3 thoughts

  1. I’m focused on pushing myself a tiny bit farther – with almost everything I do! It’s nice to focus on “you” isn’t it? Happy New Year!


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