failure

A girl went into a bar…

The other night, I was out for dinner with my friends. We had planned to go dancing. But over the course of our meal, one by one they dropped off. Too tired, getting up early the next day... It's interesting what happens when you have been looking forward to something and then it doesn't happen. I live in a village in the middle of nowhere with one one access road still standing. Apart from work and my women's workshops and events, I do not meet a lot of people. So the prospect of going out in t [...]

2019-02-26T09:35:54+02:00March 1st, 2019|

Some things just don’t work out

When I was 10 wanted to publish a magazine. I was a fan of 'Rate mal' a German magazine 'for boys and girls' filled with riddles, stories and things you had to investigate. I was not a fan of the typical pink girly magazines and the popmusic magazines were still a few years in the future for me. So I started a club. I put an ad in that magazine looking for members who would get my monthly 'newsletter/magazine' in the post. I had about 10 members. And each month I would spend hours cutting, pasti [...]

2018-11-28T17:36:05+02:00November 2nd, 2018|

8 practical tips to get rid of fear

Let's say you are a starter. You have this great project of bringing creativity to your workplace. You decide to tackle the beast with baby steps and start with an informal creative workshop among close colleagues. You have decided about the content and activities of this first workshop. You have set a date and invited everyone. Everyone has confirmed their attendance. And then FEAR sets in. You start doubting. You start thinking you will fail. You start thinking that your colleagues will find y [...]

2019-04-23T09:43:18+02:00April 26th, 2019|