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Big Magic and Rocky Road.

Big Magic and Rocky Road.


It’s hard to believe that this time last year I was trolling my imagination for project ideas, desperately trying to organise post-it notes with ambitious concepts, manically setting up zoom calls with potential partners and, struggling to play ball with financial spreadsheets.

Little did I know that a project I started back in 2015 at COP21 in Paris would be funded by the Irish Government and would be leading me on a wild adventure around Ireland doing what I like to do best: hearing stories, talking solutions, exploring the country, and pitching positivity.

Stories of Change was just one of fifteen incredible projects selected out of 166 applications. I’m still pinching myself but I’ve got to admit I’m pretty proud, we’ve come pretty far since we found out last August and this is just the beginning.

I’m really excited to have you along for the ride, thanks for jumping in and joining me. It may be a little rocky along the way but the views will be spectacular and the company is mighty fine. See you on the road…

But first, a little tribute to Elizabeth Gilbert. To anyone that hasn’t read Big Magic - let me tell you, it’s a goodie. Thank you to my pal Kelly in Barcelona who lent me the book in the right place at exactly the right time. You’re a star.

‘’Dearest fear: creativity and I are going on a road trip together. I understand you will be joining us, because you always do. I acknowledge that you believe you have an important role to play in my life, and that you take your job seriously… There’s plenty of room in this vehicle for all of us; so make yourself at home but understand this: creativity and I are the only ones that will be making any decisions.. You’re allowed to have a voice but you’re not allowed to have a vote… You’re not allowed to suggest detours or fiddle with the temperature. Dude you’re not even allowed to touch the radio. BUT above all else, my dear old friend, you’re absolutely forbidden to drive’’