Eating brekkie outside in the sun – a high point of self-employment during 2014.
Writing about a year is weird. A year isn’t a ‘thing’. It’s 12 months, in which a lot happens. How to sum it up? Why do we even feel the need to?
I don’t know, but for some reason it feels cathartic to do so. It allows us to move on from the themes of the last 12 months, and see the New Year as a fresh start. For that reason, it’s a positive exercise I think. And it gives me an excuse to finally write something here again after a long break.
I’ve loosely organised my 2014 annual review chronologically to make it easier to follow – although in some cases there is overlap between the sections.
This week I attended a conference about self-employment and small business in Glasgow and got a little bit excited about Apple’s new software announcements.
In the meantime, here’s another five podcasts for you (embedded below) and here’s the full playlist for the last week on SoundCloud.
Wow. That’s May over then. And with it, my successful attempt to record a podcast 5 days a week. At least, I think the numbers work out pretty much ok, as I’ve recorded 22 podcasts over 31 days.
I don’t care anyway as I’m happy with what I’ve managed to do, especially given that I am still working my way out from under a large rock of underwhelmitis.
So here you go – the fourth week of micro-podcasts – thanks to everyone who’s listened, commented or shared – it is very much appreciated.
Well I’m pleased to say I’ve managed to keep up with recording my new daily podcast for the Sustainably Creative One Thing a Day in May challenge so far (the rules stipulate 5 days per week).
So for those of you who haven’t spotted these on my various social media accounts, or if you simply missed one or two or more of these, here’s a handy round up of the week’s recordings.
I’ve been doing mindfulness meditation for over a year now and I find it beneficial to my health and creativity – but how does it compare to David Lynch’s preferred method of transcendental meditation and where do The Beatles fit into it all?
Today’s podcast was inspired by a great post by Hugh Howey about the difference between goals and dreams.
A very personal podcast today, about my tendency to fluctuate between hyper-enthusiastic phases and times when I just want to retreat into my shell, and how that hasn’t helped when it comes to establishing a regular creative practice.
Getting ‘back on the horse’ after you let a creative practice (or any positive habit) slip is one of the hardest things to do -especially if your failed attempt plays out publicly.
But what better way to return to the fray than with another challenge that involves the risk of public embarrassment?