Never Too Old To Dream

Two weeks ago, I spotted a Facebook update that told me of a workshop in Mindfulness and Intentional Living. What attracted me to this was the mention of Creative Journalling. Now, I’ve been trying to journal off and and on. I was inspired by Julia Cameron’s ‘The Artist Way’ to do this. But I felt there was something missing when I only wrote three pages every morning. I won’t deny that the exercise was a life changing one, but still there was a bit of a gap.

I decided to attend the workshop and I’m so glad I did. It opened me up to a whole new aspect of journalling and creativity – intuitive painting, collage making and just going with the flow. I’ve always dreamed of painting but knew I sucked at it. However, the exercises in the workshop gave me the boost I needed to attempt to express myself through art. It allowed me to say a loud “Shut up!” to my internal critic.

So now, art supplies are filling my desk and I’m start to be excited about another creative side of myself. I am drawing, colouring, painting – and just enjoying expressing myself and being me!

I used to dream of being a writer. At age 41, I made this a reality. I dreamed of being an artist. At almost 50, I am one! 😉 You are never too old too dream!

“You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream” – CS Lewis

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Join Janine Ripper and Mackenzie Glanville and some other cool bloggers (me included!) for the #FridayReflections every week.

The writing prompts for this week’s Friday Reflections are:

*Writing prompts for 1 May 2015 FRIDAY REFLECTIONS # 9

– What is your favourite way to spend your day/s?
– Why is it important to sit back and reflect on your week? How is weekly reflection making an impact on your life?
– Reflect on the following quote: “You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream” – CS Lewis

11 responses to “Never Too Old To Dream

  1. I love journaling and I encourage people to do their own thing rather than stick to any rules. I write, doodle, colour. It’s my freedom time to get anything and everything out on paper. It clears my mind and helps me keep dreaming big. xx

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  2. Go you. That’s so awesome. My fiancé just started painting 2 weeks ago – it’s beautiful to see. You are never to old to take up something new, chase your dream, to live!

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  3. love it! I just started drawing daily by using a children’s step by step guide, and I’m having fun with it. But what’s really calling me is music. Never too old.

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  4. In complete agreement. I’m older than you and about to fulfill a lifelong dream. Never lose sight of it.

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  5. I am sitting here clapping my hands and saying Bravo Corinne!!! You can do anything you set your mind to! I spent several years teaching people to paint, and so many of them said they couldn’t do it…but my sister and I proved them wrong. Art of any kind (writing, painting, photography, multimedia) is about EXPRESSION and JOY, not about what others think. The only person you have to please is yourself! Lovely to see another artist in the world… 🙂

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  6. YOU ROCK!! I am always so inspired by you Corinne! What a great idea! I never considered a Journal with more than writing but WOW it really can be any expression of you! I may just try a few different journal ideas from here!

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  7. Such an inspiring blog. I am turning 40 this year and I have so many dreams.
    My mom (re)started painting some years ago and nothing is stopping her. She has classes every Tuesday and there is no way that her <70yo will stop her from anything. #FridayReflections

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  8. Really loved reading this, I love how you told your inner critic to shut up, good on you for embracing new things and finding such joy. Thanks for linking up with Friday Reflections xx

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  10. Dreams!! I dreamed of being a writer for over 15 years. I’m now a blogger. Last year I realised I needed to learn officially about healing. I just signed up to study a 3 year diploma. Can’t quite believe I’ve done that. I’ll be 52 when I start studying! Rock on dreams. They’re the ‘food’ of life.

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