Kia ora whānau,
I'm so excited to talk about our first ever writing workshop for Māori women on 23 March in Whanganui-a-Tara. We are very lucky to have four wahine toa onboard to take the workshops, Hana Tapiata, Irihipeti Waretini, Whiti Hereaka and Nadine Anne Hura. I can't wait to have my book and pen ready to take notes from these women who truly inspire me at a deep level. This is a one-off opportunity, we may not do it again, so make sure you get a ticket before the remaining 5 tickets are sold! To purchase your ticket click here.
I have a lot on at the moment. I don't know if this is a beginning of the year thing but I seem to have overloaded myself. In fact, I feel like I'm breastfeeding FOUR massive projects meaning that there isn't energy left, nothing left for me. I hear myself saying, "I feel like a husk. A dried husk."
I think the biggest lesson I need to take from this is to learn to say NO and not to underestimate the amount of work a project might take – no matter how exciting it might seem. To realise that creative projects are like babies, they require nourishment and therefore I need to look after myself accordingly. Can you relate? If so, let us change that narrative!
For the month of March, I dare you to set some time aside to do the things that fill you up. Journaling, reading, walking, yoga, a hot bath, a cup of herbal tea, (buy a ticket to a writing workshop heh heh) whatever it is - JUST FOR YOU! And I'll try to follow my own advice...