A Big Day for Jay and for me...Derby V Reading ⚽️⚽️⚽️ for those that don’t know Reading FC released Jayden after 6+ years at the age of 14 because we were told he wasn’t good enough! Broke his heart and mine 💔 and shattered any dreams he had of becoming a Professional Footballer! Well how WRONG were they!! Jayden you are living proof that with hard work and determination ANYTHING can happen! I am soo PROUD of YOU!!!! 👦🏽⚽️🐏😍❤️☺️ #Son#ReadingToDerby#WhatAJourney#DreamsToReality#HardWork#Determination#LivingTheDream 🥰
Before this crazy busy term kicks off I thought I better pop up and introduce myself, and say a BIG thanks to all the parents/carers who are entrusting me with their children in 2019.
My name is Claire Harris and I have worked for many years with young people in the arts. My main driver is ensuring that young people in regional areas, particularly the Riverina which is where I grew up, have access to stimulating creative activities, that they can find a place they feel comfortable, free to dream and create and get their own creative thing happening. I have memories of growing up in Wagga and wanting to do more creative stuff than what was being offered in school. I dived into any drama camp, art class or creative pursuit that I could, but it always felt very limited.
I have spent years following my passion, freelancing for fringe theatre projects in Melbourne, working at Australian Theatre for Young People in Sydney, and was the Creative Producer at Outback Theatre for Young People in Deniliquin. I still work two days a week for Outback Theatre from our farmhouse in Oura, and I currently work for a wonderful contemporary arts company, The Cad Factory based in Narrandera. I also sit on the board of Eastern Riverina Arts. I paint, knit, craft, experiment and write. Creativity is part of everything that I do.
My work with Outback Theatre involved initiating large scale arts projects with young people across South West NSW. It has inspired me to take the skills I’ve learned and do something fun and inspiring with young people in my hometown.
Working in theatre with young people is my background. Art, painting, writing, creative exploration and instilling a creative confidence in young people is what’s up next for me.
This year is turning out to be a cracker! I can’t wait to get creative with you all ❤️❤️❤️ #wagga#waggawagga#riverina#creativekids#kidsworkshops#makersgottamake#createhub#createhubriverina#whatajourney
“No heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams”.....
Fear, worry, anxiety - all create a grasp on living and being free, a restriction, a constriction. They create more suffering and emotional turmoil than breathing and staying focused to live in the present, to face things, to work through, to understand what’s there and what exists. Could have / would have / should have are all past, unchangable. And the future is largely out of our control - unless you set your trajectory on your dreams, a definite deserved destination.
This book 👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼 ‘The Alchemist’ by Paul Coelho, I screen grabbed it from the beautiful @susiwick’s Stories some time ago..... 💕
Ten years ago, we had both moved to the US for our education. I was all of 17! Everything was new and exciting and homesickness was real. Who knew 10 years later you would be happily married with a baby and I would be working in films! .
#Whatajourney#lifeisamazing#siblings (Also, you still look the same didi 🤣 @rashmi_deshmukhhh )
Only because my life has changed dramatically....
I don’t like looking back too much. I was such a lost soul, trying to figure out my life path, then 7 years ago I made the biggest decision of my life, to move to Melbourne. Although I attempted moving back to Perth many times, something kept me here and I’m so happy I stayed. I’m now in a career in IT- marketing that will open more doors in the future, I’m engaged 💍to the love of my life and together we are building a future 👰🏽🤵🏻plus between us we’ve managed to accumulate some assets 🏡🏡If you told me ten years ago I would be here I would’ve laughed... #10yearchallenge#whatajourney
#10yearchallenge 💣💣💣 always a goof and always duck face😙😗 I absolutely loved finding pictures with my first acting class (!) and having pictures with my acting tribe now ♥️♥️ p.s. there is a never before scene video of me fulfilling my dreams of doing THAT iconic scene from the little mermaid 😹 #tktribe#blastfromthepast#whatajourney#grateful #2009 #2019
This is my drug. My addiction. For me, there have been no greater highs in my career than being fed penguins by leopard seals and having orcas approach within inches. This encounter with this huge male was extra special. On this rough day off of Norway, I could hear the clicking sounds of him echolocating but I couldn’t see him as he stayed beyond the visibility barrier initially. Then, out of the darkness he came racing towards me. He did this many times. On this pass, he came to within two feet of me and head faked me. I reacted by jerking my head back and you could see the delight that it gave him. So, he continued to head fake me and when I reacted I could see his body shake with delight. This interaction was humbling, fun, intense, and a beautiful high. #adrenaline#whatajourney#orca#love#connection#gratitude
Thanks for teaching me so much in the ring @tjwilson711 ... including a reverse huricanrana I could only do to #JackEvans (footage from 2001). We aimed high and did it...(**add tears, bumps, bruises but we’re fine!🤣🤕🤧) 💙 #wweevolution#whatajourney
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#littlelate but here🌟😊2008/2018💫am 4 tattoos, wizzdom & much more hair later. 2008 = I’d only been in NYC a year and a half, had so many experiences ahead. I’d tell younger me to hang on to her soul seriously tight - the decade that followed that photo was more incredible & more intense than I ever could have dreamed/imagined. Fuck. Luckily, she did🌟2018 = turned 40 & believe - as one of my beautiful gal guides @thevaleriejune recently said so perfectly - "getting older is a privledge denied to many" it is indeed #itsanhonor🕯wrinkles are beautiful evidence of our stories & continuous evolution & I’ve got plenty of them and we go dancing. Here to be of service, v lived & looking forward to anything/everything & time w you🌟💫⚡️✨🕯💡❤️❤️❤️❤️ #onwardandupward#40af#whatajourney#whataworld#whatsnext#skiesthelimit