I Am a Dreamer: Elaine Grant – a Poem. #iamavisionary #iamadreamer

i am a dreamer, i am, i’m made to see clearly, made to see nearly as far as the horizon, made for dancing on the ceiling, banners streaming, my eyes gleaming with tears for that hope i see waiting, but i won’t wait, no, i’ll run straight straight down the road, regardless of the load that…

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How to Win at Life. #iamavisionary #iamliving

What did five-year-old you want to be, when they grew up? Five year old Heather wanted to be a nurse, or a ballerina, or a fairy. Clearly, Fairy was the ideal situation; I really only wanted to be a ballerina because of the funky pink skirt, and when I was given one for my birthday age…

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Things Move: a Poem. Heather. #iamavisionary

Things move. Things shift and squirm, and tumble and fall. They don’t work out, they can’t find their feet; the things we hope for might not happen at all; “Sorry love, I just can’t make it tonight I wish I could…” or maybe, this just doesn’t feel right. Maybe I’m saying: “you’re just not good enough”…

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It’s Not Mine to Mess Up. #iamparticipating #iamavisionary

It's half past twelve in the morning, last Thursday, and I'm sat at the desk in my room, with a giant cup of tea and a blanket, getting steadily more frustrated at my laptop as I click through page after page of an attempt to set up a new website for this very blog. I'd had a spurt of…

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Different You: Mark Baines. #iamavisionary #iamdifferent
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Different You: Mark Baines. #iamavisionary #iamdifferent

“He’s the man!” “Who’s the Man?” “The man in the suit, the man on the stage.” “Really?” “Yeah, you know, top dog, head honcho, big cheese, senior guy. He’s the one going to tell us all what to do; what the plan is, define the goal, sell us the vision” “What if I don’t like the…

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Heather: You Could Go That Way, But… #iamavisionary #iamtrusting

When I began writing some thoughts for this blog post, I was sat in the most Instagram-worthy spot you've ever seen: on a stoney beach, with the waves just about touching my toes, holding a black coffee and waiting for the sun to set over the horizon in front of me. I had spent the day…

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Bradley Cornwell: Ride Your Own Ride. #iamavisionary #iamloved

“And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” Perhaps unsurprisingly for somebody who has been living in or around Cambridge for nearly 6 years now, I’ve fallen in love with cycling. And in December when my wife and I moved closer to Cambridge, I was able to cycle work again. No more…

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I Am a Recovering Anorexic, and I Love Jesus: Eleanor. #iamavisionary

When I first started asking some lovely creative friends to write or do something for the I Am Project, I was completely overwhelmed by the honesty and truth that came back, through blogs and art and poetry. Today is one of those moments: Eleanor is a beautiful friend of the I Am Project: living down in…

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#iamavisionary – and the Vision is Jesus.

I had a real God-slap-in-the-face, did-you-realise-you-just-said-that moment earlier this year. The past year has brought a lot of change for me, and a fair amount of uncertainty, during a time of being "between jobs", trying to work out what the vision was with this project, and anything else I was doing, and generally feeling a bit…

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