Tag: creativity

Embracing the creative life – part I

I’m 34 and I spent about 30 years sabotaging my (writing) life. For a very long time, I thought I wanted to live the same life of my parents. A stable job in one place, a house with a mortgage, a life partner, kids to perpetuate the generation. I wrote my first poem when I could barely grab a pen.…

Rejections – creative life and failures

Rejections are the norm if you want to see your work published and there is no shortcut to this. It’s like when you have to learn to cycle. You’re doomed to fail at first. What a catastrophe for an unpublished writer, you’d think. Well, I believe that creativity in the purest sense of the word is today’s limping relative. Being aware…

New beginnings

A couple of months ago, I settled myself in the Algarve through a permaculture volunteering project. I was as empty as a bottle of water left covered by desert sand for weeks. It was the second stop of a solo travel with no final destination. This trip had nothing to do with moving from places to places to snap pictures…