Alura Leddie knew, even whilst studying visual communications at university, that her creative potential was stifled. She would, frustratingly, catch glimpses of it, but then it would disappear again. That is, until she was able to resolve a build-up of “stuff” that had been happening in the background of her life. Then, her creative inspiration flourished.
Alura speaks of stopping looking for the next course, the next ‘self-improvement’ and accepting that she is enough, she knows enough, she has trained enough. Enough is enough! She addresses the importance of creating space in order to to create – even in the face of others’ perceptions, expectations, and the pressure so many of us feel in our workplace to appear busy (even at the detriment of our productivity and work). She talks about the role of feeling rather than thinking, and trusting intuition, and her process of allowing joy in the process of making something her own.
She’s young – she only just completed uni – and she’s wise. This episode is for everyone willing to acknowledge and give importance to the creativity inherent in us all.