Today I feel like a real creative writer as I am writing this weeks blog from one of my favourite Gold Coast locations, The Beach Shack at Currumbin. Coffee and cake are on the table, notepad and pen are in hand (yes I am writing in my journal – old school) and I’m looking out at the beautiful view of Currumbin Beach.
The end of January is a reality check for many people. Holiday’s are over and the children have returned to school. Everyone has mixed emotions at this time, are we happy or sad – are our children just starting their schooling years or are they embarking on their final year of school? Either way it can be a difficult time as we adjust to the new reality.
Now is the time to put dreams into action, check back at your resolutions or goals you set just 4 weeks ago – have you started? No? It is time to get moving and start the creative process. Or perhaps you are already pushing ahead, now you are ready to continue the journey.
Each week I strive to inspire people through my blogs and photos and January has been a little quiet on the “home front”. Finding something inspirational and thought provoking this week has been difficult. As I drove around today looking for that inspiration I stopped and sat at a lookout and took in my surroundings. Behind me, over the mountains the sky is gloomy and the weather is closing in quick, the wind is blowing and the beach is deserted.
The seagulls are just sitting on top of the cliff, they don’t seem to be bothered by the weather, they don’t seem to care, some just sit there, others stand and yet others soar. Could the actions of the seagulls be a metaphor, suddenly it hits me and I start to ask myself some hard questions, what can I do better? What do I need to improve on? What direction am I heading in? Am I content to just sit around or do I want to soar!
Truthfully I am yet to find all the answers, but I know they lie within and will surface when the time is right. All I know for sure is as long as I keep my camera in hand and pointed forward I’m heading in the right direction. It is time to push ahead and get those shoots booked in and see what direction my creativity will take me in.
I look forward to sharing my creative journey with you all.
Until next week.