Over the past week, my partner and I have been in beautiful Sydney to visit my best buds. The image above was taken on day one from our rooftop balcony – insane right?!
A few days before we were due to leave, a lovely lady I’ve been following over on Instagram mentioned that she was holding a small workshop whilst I was over here. I messaged her in excitement as it truly felt as though fate had intervened and I’d been lucky enough to secure my place and be able to meet Amie, who I’ve followed for over five years now.
Her Instagram is @InspiredToWrite, a page where she lets us into her creative world. It is one that’s raw, one that’s insightful and one that’s real. Amie makes you feel like you’re not alone within your own journey and it’s helped me incredibly – thank you, Amie!
As the day is fast approaching for her intimate workshop and seminars, I must admit I am starting to feel a little anxious. I’ve never attended a workshop before; I travelled to Birmingham many years ago for a NanoWriMo casual coffee morning, yet I backed out at the last minute through listening to my negative thoughts in agreeance with them, thinking I’d be laughed out of the building.
With being quite literally in the right place at the right time, I knew I’d regret it heavily if I didn’t attend this workshop. As I’ve finished ‘Back To Reality’ and taken it to a place where I feel happy with it, I need to wrap up this journey and start thinking of new things and fresh content.
As I mentioned in the last blog, I have a few ideas and I know for definite that on Saturday, my new character will take her first breath.
I really don’t know what to fully expect from this creative day, yet I am thoroughly excited to meet her and the other attendees, also to be surrounded by writers and listen to their ideas and aspirations.
I’m hoping that this will build my confidence with regards to openly talking about my work more, which I know is something that I struggle with. Attending this will somewhat force me to do so and I hope that this will, going forward, give me more confidence in my work and me as a writer.
Saturday will be a day that I know I will take so much from, yet I wanted to post and just get down a few emotions I’ve been feeling towards the day. I’m positive that the post after this one will be an uplifting feature.
The nerves are ones through excitement, for the unknown – let’s do this, Pheasey!
Whatever time zone you’re on, I hope you’re all well.
Inspired To Write Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/inspiredtowrite/?hl=en
If you’re interested in Amie’s workshop on Saturday, please visit her Instagram page for more details, hopefully see you there!