Some Flow in my Cashflow…

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Money’s been really tight.

Actually, tell a lie, pretty non-existent.

Depressingly so.

Sniffle. Sniffle.

Which is why I’m pretty darn chuffed about a 2-day poetry workshop I’ll be running in a school this week.

It came out of the blue from an organisation I’ve run workshops for in the past.

The pay’s good – I’ll be getting £650 for the 2 days, plus expenses are being covered.

It’s gonna be a bit of a challenge as I have to be up at 5am to get there for 8am, plus I’ll be running 5 sessions per day. The good thing is that each session’s with a different group so I can repeat the same format. I’ll probably tweak it in places as I go from group to group but that’s it. It’s still gonna be pretty energy-demanding though, but rewarding too as ultimately it’s about creativity and encouraging an understanding and expression of it in others. It’s a 2-way thing too as you get to learn a brand-new way of looking at the world every time the participants express themselves.

I’m not gonna lie. I’m a bit nervous, apprehensive – all those teenaged eyes looking to me for inspiration – it’s not something I’ve ever gotten used to. But nervous is good. I’ll be ok. I tend to feel the jitters before a workshop. Once I’m in there though, my adrenaline usually kicks in and I pretty-much get down to it. It’s afterwards that I feel really drained.

Anyway, wish me luck.

Enjoy the rest of your week, y’all.



  1. Johny

    All the best for your poetry workshop. May all the kids and teenagers look upon you as a great inspiration and a great orator, surely they don’t know how well you write or do they?

  2. 2ThePoint

    Thanks for that, Johny 🙂

    Some I reached and some I didn’t. I wasn’t expecting to connect with everybody within the little time I’d been given. Nature of the beast, I guess.

    take care…

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