Personal development is such an important part of my life and my creative process.
Now that I have finished my studies I have really had time to reflect on what it is that I want to be doing and which direction I want to go with it.
More and more I realise that the art isn't enough by itself.
There is so much more that I want to share and my art is just the tip of the iceberg that gets shared with the public.
I am feeling a calling to talk about my story, my experiences and the road to getting where I am in life.
It’s been such a journey and I feel as though I really have something to share - but also gain through an online community.
I want to share and I want to keep learning and being inspired.
So here I am again with my second journal pep talk to self. Encouraging myself to blog and reach out to the world through the inter web.
Today I wanted to share my recent obsession with podcasts which I've found to be helpful in me feeling connected to a creative community.
I didn't know much about podcasts until a conversation with one of my good friends Julie Brett from Forest Spirit Jewellery.
She has started a podcast and wanted to invite me as a guest speaker. I was honoured by the invite but fearful that I wouldn't know what to say.
I guess part of the problem was not really knowing what a podcast is. She recommended I listen to a few of her podcast favourites and I decided to start with Elizabeth Gilbert. My goodness I am so glad I did!!
Not only am I pumped to do the podcast but I'm also pumped to commit myself to this project of having a blog about personal development.
So many the things that came up in the podcast were relevant to experiences that I have had and I really resonated with what was being said.
It has given me the little nudge I needed to get past the fears I have around this project and just give it a go.
These podcasts are free and if you don't already have a podcast app you can also download it for free through your phone. I have an android and have been finding the podcast addict app to work really well.
The first series has 12 episodes that run for around 20 minutes each. Do it. You won't regret it!!!
If you are interested in crystals, nature related spirituality and creativity you may also enjoy Julie's podcast