I think the final shove to get back to the blog was attending the Banff Mountain Film Festival last night in Bristol. Eight inspirational, emotive, life affirming short films celebrating adventure, the environment and great outdoors reminded me of this big unwieldy important project I have and my often suppressed but incurable wanderlust. I was so fired up upon leaving, so many questions, such an overwhelming need to find and define my own adventure. But it’s here, and it’s been here all along, it’s me that’s been wandering.
And so the time feels right to come back to my project and the things that really matter to me. I’ve got 6 weeks before I go on maternity leave and I always said to myself that when I left work to have a baby I’d develop my business and plans whilst on leave. A number of people have responded to this with “is this your first?..... yeah forget about that you won’t have time”, “that will all go out of the window when the baby arrives”. But everyone who has responded in this way doesn’t know me and some also don’t have children of their own – I wonder why they feel able to comment, what do they know? Fortunately my nearest and dearest are very encouraging and supportive- thanks guys!
But WHAT is this project I hear you ask. Well, it’s a work in progress, I’m finding it hard to define myself because at the moment it feels really big and disjointed. It doesn’t have a name or a cohesive theme yet. But it’s something along the lines of creative, community, skills, business and sustainability. The adventure is finding out, to keep going and follow it where it leads.