Practice Everyday

OK, as per Seth Godin's advice I am going to start blogging on here everyday. I am currently watching him being interviewed by Marie Forleo, one of my favourite public figures that I have been following for years now. 

One thing I have been doing everyday is creating. I have been meaning to write about it and it is part of the reason why my focus has left this page. If you have been following me on Instagram @FashionYourLifeOfficial you will see my creations there, many of which I also share on my FB page.

Several months ago now I had an 'A-HA' moment, as I was walking through my home and feeling the pull to create, all the while knowing I wasn't going to make the time to do so. I remembered my old College friend had done a 365 creativity challenge, I even participated with her. So I inquired with her as to what it was exactly. 

She told me about it, answered my questions, and sent me the link to the book. I ordered it online, and eagerly waited for its arrival. During this time, I had several friends express interest in creating with me, and one friend in particular who agreed to do it at the same time. We met a couple times to discuss how we would support each other and our agreed 'rules' for the project. 

The book is titled: 365: A Daily Creativity Journal: Make Something Every Day and Change your Life! I got the New & Expanded version, which includes an extra months worth of prompts and some added inspiration. I do like to boast that my friend who told me about the book is one of the featured artists in the new and expanded version. She's a never ending source of inspiration.

Today I am on Day 72, and I have only missed 1 day that I can recall. Surely I have made up for it on other days when I have done more ;) Either way, I feel compelled to share some of the things I have been learning.

My biggest learning: some days I don't want to do anything, I do it anyways. Once I have started creating for the day, my energy almost always shifts and I enjoy myself in the moment. At the very least I am happy to have done something, feeling even a teeny bit productive. It can be a big boost, even in the smallest way. 

There's likely a whole bunch of things that I can reflect on from the past 72 days, and I already have done so in my instagram posts. Perhaps I will be more inclined to share them here in more detail over the coming days, weeks and months. In the meantime, I am going to look at what drafts I have in here and any 'blog notes' I have to create a clear pathway for future days. 

Until then. I always love hearing what you have to say below.

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