After university I found it very hard to pick up a book and turn the pages, the excess of researching and creating essays was overall just a bit much for my puny brain. The intense academia stunted my creativity for a while and stopped an essential part of my inspiration coming through. It’s an incredibly mindful activity that can allow you to not only escape for a little while but on occasion provide you with the connections you need in other aspect of you life, for me my book choices often spark some lightbulb moments that influence my creativity and ideas. Since then I’ve become much happier to turn the pages but it took time, so I thought I’d share a couple of ways I slowly found my way back to (almost) devouring books once again.Read More
Circa 2016 / 2017 was a good time for tags, whatever genre they’re a great way to write and explore your thoughts, feelings, routines and loves plus lets other in because we all want to share a bit. Books can do it all; be the essential resource, make you fall in love with the stories, take inspiration from and be an escape. They can be an amazing part of our arsenal when it comes to both pushing and supporting our creativity, (it’s no new story but) during university due to reading essays upon essays and even completing a few myself - it sort of all but killed my love of turning a page. Since then it’s taken years to get to a better place with the love of a good book and since my initial Book Tag post things have changed so much and it’s become a very welcome crutch to my inspiration and rest. So let’s rewind and do things a little old school.Read More
Me and reading have had an odd relationship for a couple of years ever since finishing my creative degree but currently we’re in a good place with more time purposefully put aside to turn those pages. As a reader I’ve always been a reader who has several books on the go and at the moment I’m on a quest to educate myself on the subject of ‘creativity‘ not only to support the thinking behind this site further plus continue my own well-being journey. Here’s my current reading list.