A return

I’m doing a strategy course. Part of that is relearning what an ‘idea’ is. Too often, we confuse thoughts with ideas, or consider linear thinking to be as idea-generating as lateral thinking.

Orderly thoughts – linear – concern related things that go together.

New ideas come at the point where two unrelated things collide. That’s lateral thinking.

This morning, a combination of those ways of thinking generated an old thought for a new reason: I should be blogging.

Here’s my thought process:

What do I love doing? What do I always say I wish was a job?

Journalling and collaging. Finding vintage clothes. Styling. Writing.

OK – those are not difficult to work with. Here’s an idea: how about you go back to writing about the vintage you’re finding, and documenting how you’re styling it with photos and collages from your journal?

Like, obviously.

My why

I write a lot, for money and for myself. But the writing I do for myself isn’t disciplined. It doesn’t develop me; it documents me.

I want more output. I need more creative practice. I desire higher quality than chucking snaps on Instagram.

It’s lockdown, baby. I’m at home all day, I can wear whatever I want and I have the time to help some part of me flourish. My courgettes are thriving – I want that.

Some things are going to change around here

I registered the domain archcopy.co.uk two years ago. I’m Honor Augusta Rose Clement-Hayes and I do everything with a small raise of an eyebrow, so it’s always felt fitting. I seem to remember I actually dreamed the name.

So, today felt like the day to just…use it. Change the Twitter handle, clean up the look of this scruffy little blog and use the service I pay for.

In two weeks’ time, I’ll be 31. I’ll have had this thing for a decade. It’s been a fairly poor representation of who I am throughout the years and now is a good opportunity to right that wrong.

Arch Copy

2 responses to “A return”

  1. […] I started the strategy course I’ve been doing, I associated the word with complicated diagrams and a vague image of intimidating men in […]

  2. […] I’ve changed during lockdown. I row for 45 minutes every day and run every other day. I speak to incredible, supportive women throughout my week and get so much power from them. Having more time means I’m eating better, I’m spending more time being creative and I’m reassessing what I want my life to look like. […]

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