Welcome to Monday morning. I don’t know about you, but I normally start to feel a bit lethargic this time of year. It has come to the time where inspiration is running on empty, drive is low and progress is slow. I am starting to think of the holidays and our Christmas plans. The last thing I want to be doping is work. How about you? I do however, like to kick the new year of with a spark of inspiration.
I believe that a year started right, will be a rewarding and fulfilling year. That is why I host the Artist’s way every January. Are you familiar with this amazing book by Julia Cameron? The book is a creative recovery process that runs twelve consecutive weeks. And let me tell you, by the end of it, you feel like you can conquer the world. It is great to start the year on such a high.
It is actually thanks to this course, that I find myself working as a creative professional. Before, I was a bored language educator desperate for more to life. I did the course with the most amazing facilitator and the most incredible group of women. Through the weeks my eyes opened to all the possibilities that lay ahead of me and it gave me the courage to pursue what I so desperately wanted.
Now, a mere two years later, I am in the fortunate position to be hosting this course for a new group of people. The course is still a few months away, but I am so excited to be involved in such a positive and inspirational journey. I have started my prep and the energy generated from this alone, has reignited my creative spark- even at this late stage in the year.
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to add a new dimension to their life. I am lucky enough to be hosting three classes a week, helping new friends start their adventure; a morning, evening and online class. For the first time, I will have students from all over South-Africa and the world participate in the course. It has grown so much since AW2012- I cannot believe it.
How do you stay inspired and motivated at this late stage in the year? And what do you do to get a new year of to a good start?
Have an inspired Monday,