We all lead busy lives, right? From dawn to dusk, the whole Broadbent family are busy bees, working hard...
This week, I'm linking up to one of my favourite posts about my recent whirlwind of a day in London attending The Best of Pinterest Awards for which I was nominated in the 'Go-To-Recipe' category. Dashing up and down the country from London to Leeds and back in one day (just a caj 7 hour round trip!), it was one of those crazy fun days that goes by in flash but I still feel energised from one week later.
Welcome to the latest installment of Who's The Daddy, a feature which shines the spotlight on the most talented Daddy bloggers, worldwide. It's an honour to welcome the talented Grant Robson of Looking For The Postman with his guest post: Seven Steps To Being Creative When You’re A Tired Parent Who Just Wants to Crash Out.
Welcome to Creative Lives: An Interview With...my new feature that will share the experiences of inspiring men and women leading creative lives. People who are working in the media and the arts, creating, communicating, touching and transforming. I'm honoured to kick this series off with the simply brilliant, viral sensation with substance, Al Ferguson of The Dad Network!
Doubt, it's easy to let it overcome you and eat you up, isn't it? But you mustn't let it.
Recently, I've found I've had to explain to a fair few people in the 'real world' what a blogging career actually means.
It's so easy in life to be constantly chasing dreams, and believe me, I'm a big believer in dreaming big, working hard, and simply going for 'it' whatever 'it' might be, but recently I've had a little shift in thinking...
Ava Brown is an author and mother of two children, 16 year old Chardonae Elizabeth and 3 year old Mikhel Kai. As well as her focus on the writing, she also works tirelessly as a speaker, coach and trainer. The Jamaican born author's book 'Bamboo & Fern', recounts her story of growing up in one of the poorest areas of Jamaica, going from a 'country girl to a corporate queen' from selling mangoes to an MBA and finding global success.
Kids have honestly made me more creative. That's a fact. I was of course creative before kids working as a screenwriter, director and magazine editor...you get the picture. I was born creative, baby. Hear me out though, those kids took my creativity to another level. Throughout history (and I've found throughout my life so far too), creativity arises and thrives within limitations, be it time, budget, tools/access, they exist and are are actually vital in making creativity happen.
Being creative can be hard work. Hard to get the words onto the screen for that next draft, hard to get the confidence to write the book, launch the blog, heck even write that funny tweet. Creatives are riddled with self doubt. Fact.