The Creative Collective.
Hello wonderful humans, welcome to the creative collective! I am especially excited about this section of the membership, though I will say, it may look a little empty these first few weeks as we work on building up the content and conversations, but I will do my best to add throughout the weeks!
so, What kind of things will be going on in here?
An on-going discussion.
First, do hop over to our chat room and say hello! I’ve already added a few questions—some practical, some more inquisitive, as well as a little update from Denver (where I am now). I will be posting prompts, discussion ideas, quotes here, of which we can respond to in the chat room. Which you are of course welcome to do as well (just let me know and I can copy & paste whatever it is onto this page).
This week’s question:
What are some things that fill you up most? Just click the link below to respond.
Today’s journal update:
Good morning all! So, unfortunately I’ve got to set off on a little work thing, so I can’t get week two’s content up just yet, but I will be back later today & it will be up before the evening is over (before evenings even). It’s been a purposefully slow couple days as I was very much feeling the weight of travel and stress on my body. And in slowing down I realized just how difficult I found it to let go of this. To let go of making sure everything was running properly and that all questions were answered, even if just for an hour or so. And though I was tempted to give into that anxious feeling, I know that my grip around it was too tight and I needed to work on a letting go, trusting that everything was going to be ok. That everything already way.
As this is exactly what these first few months are all about—changes and forgiveness, because if not for the hiccups and mistakes, how are we to move forward with a better understanding of all this place has to offer? Anyways, I wrote a little poem last night that I will be sharing below, as well as in our chat room, so do stay tuned!
How has this week looked for you. Have you had a chance to take a peek around the membership? What are your thoughts so far? Do join in on the conversation by signing into our chat room!
Be inspired by what’s on our bookshelf…
favorite authors, makers, shifters, creators, websites, movements, podcasts—you name it. We’re still in the process of forming it, and would like to have a variety of other categories, but this felt like a good place to start. If you have ideas or would like to add things, let us know in our chat room (link above).
Weekly topics, ideas, quotes, inspiration—whatever might come to mind, rooted in the monthly theme & weekly focus, that I will first share here, then we are welcome to hop over to the chat room and either answer, share, or discuss. Sometimes it will be as simple as a moment I just had that I want to celebrate with all of you, or maybe it’s in the form of a piece of writing, little doodle, painting, or paragraph from a book I’m reading.
And hopefully you feel invited to do the same.
Resources, say blogs that we admire or people we look up to, that we can collectively follow and gain inspiration from.
Books, pulled from our libraries (through recommendation by way of chat room), with the idea that we can, by month, or every two months, pick a book we can all read through together.
A poem a week, that I will be adding to first the chat room, and then here—I would love it if you’d join me in this! It can be as simple as a few words. I find that this weekly, though often daily ritual, encourages me to set aside a little moment of peace during my day. And most often times it’s about my coffee or the way the sun is coming through the windows.
As there is so much room to be made for other such wonderful and inspiring things! So do let me know if you have any ideas. Link to our chat room is at the bottom.
11/12/2018. Shared words.
I am to loosen the grip
around the things that I
l o v e,
so that I can, without expectation
love them more fiercely,
f u l l y,
and in a way that’s more—
you know, me.
-On practicing letting go. 8:30pm. 11/11/18