Having survived several crises , the most recent one being mid-life 😉 , I decided to set up the Enermazing Project so you may benefit from what I’ve so far discovered about Life – for you to leave or to take and personalise to fit your individual agenda.
The original idea was to create a website offering arts & crafts tutorials, DIY and upcycling projects and whatever else might be fun and useful.
Since then my life has changed a lot, not so much what I’m doing but how I’m doing it and how I feel about it. Where before I struggled to control my life and find a balance between my own desires and other people’s demands I have begun to learn how to achieve what I want, with comparatively very little effort, without blocking off the rest of the world in self-defense.
In short: I escaped from the Prison Of Pressure, Self-Delusion And Dreary Drudgery and settled in the Realm of Enermazement and Fun.
What is “enermazing”?
When I first considered creating a website I was looking for a domain name which was neutral and flexible enough to give home to a variety of topics with the main theme “You can do this, too!”
I thought of my students, especially the beginners, who were regularly stunned when they suddenly discovered what they were actually able to do: That within a short time and even under time pressure and the threat of exams they had achieved results they wouldn’t have believed possible in their wildest dreams. They were amazed, felt motivated and energised by this experience.
You guessed it :-): energising + amazing = enermazing
What is the Enermazing Project?
As I changed, the purpose of my intended website changed as well. My aim now is to share information, tips, e-courses and e-workshops with hands-on strategies which either I or others have successfully implemented to improve and enrichen their lives.
Creativity and imagination have a dominant role in shaping the life we choose. The creative process allows us to open our minds to possibilities and alternatives in a safe and playful way – the very same way we may deal with other, perhaps more serious aspects of our life.
It’s all very nice and easy to just read about other people’s successes and failures, but without our own experience, without us applying what we’ve read to our individual life, it can only ever remain someone else’s opinion. To help you make the connection I’m adding “challenges” to some posts, prompts for you to play with 😉
For this reason I will occasionally upload or link to articles related to art, crafts and writing. Some of them may contribute directly to your self-discovery process, others I might add simply because I’m so enthusiastic about them that I can’t keep them for myself 🙂
Enjoy your journey!
Update September 2016:
When you browse this blog and look at the dates of the blog posts, you’ll see that there are huge gaps. A lot happened in the meantime, and some of the earlier posts do not reflect my current opinion on all counts. I’ve decided however not to update them but to leave them as a documentation of change.