Back On The Bike
Tidal River

What Next?

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I am feeling a real shift in my energies in the last couple of weeks. After having crashed and burned in January, I'm rising from the ashes ready to fashion a new self. But who will I be?

Okay, that's a tad dramatic. Perhaps it's more about fashioning a new routine or crafting a better life. You know, being mindful about what I want to do and where I want to spend my energy. Because let's face it all resources, even energy, are finite.

I'm really feeling the pull to return to handmade and making objects I need with my hands. I haven't really done any craft for a couple of years and I miss it. Desperately. Buying things isn't anywhere near as fulfilling as creating something with your own hands.

I'm also wanting to spend more time with my gorgeous girls - learning, growing and laughing together. I've been so busy with my projects (especially with Pocketry) and serving other people that I haven't had as much time for them. And they are smart and funny and full of plans and energy. It is so wonderful to watch them grow into the people they are meant to be. When I look at them I realise how precious and short our time here is. Soon they will be flying the coop and I want to savour all our time together.

The other thing I am keen to do is dive into the three million writing projects I have buzzing around in my brain. Ideas for collections of poems that want to be written. Plans for mini books featuring my poetry and photography. Playing with words, illustrations and design to create digital pieces. Delving into non fiction and essay writing. Taking my rewilding experiences with Firekeepers of the last six years and learning to write about Australian nature. I've got so many ideas, it's wonderful!

What are your plans for the coming year?