When I dreamed of this month exploring creativity and inspiration through blogging, I don't think I was quite prepared for the response I would get. It's been a month of comments, tweets, emails, messages, Ravelry chats and so, so many wonderful blog posts. The theme today was an obvious choice after a month where I heard YOUR voice, found your online home and we shared inspiration together as a community of makers. I feel like a traveller invited into the homes of strangers to gather, tell tales and share our common loves.
If you've loved this creativity challenge then stay tuned as I have more fun planned for An Inspired 2015 and very shortly I will be launching a monthly newsletter with a very special invitation inside to keep you creative and inspired. Remember, you can share all your creative inspiration this year by following me and tagging me @aplayfulday and using the hashtag #aninspired2015 on all social media.
This weekend I shared an interview with Kat Molesworth of Blogtacular in which she stated that one of the many amazing things about blogging is that it has given women a voice that is entirely their own, no one can edit that. Something inside of me cried 'YES' to this powerful statement and I know it spoke to many of you who listened too. I for one would love to see more bloggers, more voices and more exploration of this creative space that we're sharing together because without blogging I would simply not be the person I am today.
I have blogged for 5 years now, sharing stories from myself as well as people I truly admire. A Playful Day has allowed me to meet women like Kat, to get to know readers who share their lives with me on social media and in the comments (yes, I know some of you have been here for years, I smile when I see your name pop up). Blogging has created a web of connections to so many inspiring women and I for one couldn't be more grateful for that.
I started the blog with a simple mission: to find the playful in every day. It's not always easy and it's kept me on track when perhaps life has felt too overwhelming and full of too much clutter and noise distracting me from what I want to do. This last year it has held me in a place that I needed: positive, creative and safe. Thanks to this blog and all the many people it has invited into my life I have grown as a mother, a writer, a creator and a woman. I had the courage to be my own person, to beat my own drum and invite people to gather and listen. Blogging very much gave me that and I there's not a day goes by when I don't thank my lucky stars for the day I said 'I want to blog and I want to tell tales.'
So my show of gratitude today is to promise to keep going, to keep bringing you inspiration as you so frequently inspire me. I have so many more paths to walk down and you know what? I have a feeling we're going to find some real adventures down there.
Keep blogging, keep sharing with me and I will keep creating. Stay tuned.... there's something on the horizon xx
Thank you to everyone who took part and took the time to drop you link. Remember you can read all the previous Love Your Blog posts from me here.