Posted in May, Myself and I (2019), Vitality London 10,000

Creativity for Creativity’s Sake

Full disclosure: This one ain’t about running. The next one will be though!

Since March last year, I’d been putting off writing on this blog because it was originally about my travels in Australia and I figured anything else I had to say was kind of irrelevant and not worth sharing. Then I decided to do the Vitality 10k and figured that that’s an adventure worth writing about and I can loosely tie it in to the travelling by playing on the fact that it’s a training ‘journey’.

But the truth is, running and travelling aren’t the only things I want to write about. I love writing. I’ve been privately writing fiction based on dreams or thoughts or things I overhear for years. I once started a blog under a false name which you will never find so don’t go looking. The point is, sometimes I want to do it for the sake of it and the love of it, not just because I have a specific thing to document.

I will still be writing about my Vitality 10k journey of course, and with four weeks to go, I’m going to be ramping it up somewhat. But I’m going to try something else for a while too.

In my first post about Vitality 10k, I cited Gi Fletcher as an inspiration. Well, her sister-in-law has long been an inspiration to me too, mainly because she’s a fantastic actor, but also cause she’s just really cool and interesting. She’s embarking on a project this month which she has coined ‘May, Myself and I’ where she creates a video for YouTube each day in May. It’s not as simple as just making a vlog about her day though; Carrie has a list of 31 prompts, one for each day’s video. She’s shared the list of prompts and encouraged her viewers and followers to join in in whatever way they feel like. So this is how I’m going to do it. I’m going to write a blog post each day in May, based on the prompts which Carrie has chosen to use for her videos.

Conveniently, she’s also running the Vitality 10k and her first prompt for the month is ‘running’… so watch this space for my latest update!

If anyone else is interested in joining in, I’d love for my friends to get involved so I’ve linked Carrie’s video below.