Week 12 — the final week. I'm excited, I'm sad, I'm curious, I'm relieved. I have more questions than answers and can't help but feel the heat is on to make a final push in this journey of creative recovery.
As I read this week's chapter I came across the line “Hatching an idea is a lot like baking bread”. I must confess it got me sidetracked from researching the play I'm working on and I ended up in the kitchen with my sleeves rolled up being a different manner of creative. I baked a batch of treacle biscuits and a batch of Scotch pancakes; they satisfied a wee sugar rush and gave me a feeling of achievement having made something from scratch. The warm air from the oven served a timely reminder that yes, the heat really is on. But that doesn't mean I can't take some time out to be kind to myself.