In this video, filmed on the beach at Westward Ho!, North Devon, creative actionista Yang-May Ooi, reflects on how infinite views can stretch our minds and help us think outside the box about what we want for our lives.
We first came to stay in Westward Ho! in 2013 and that was when we became addicted – to its 2 mile sandy beach, its vast, infinite views across the bay and into the Atlantic and its laid back, friendly vibe.
We were here while I developed my solo theatre show Bound Feet Blues and also after each of its successful runs in London. The sea air here sustained my energy and drive through the long two year process of bringing the project to the stage – and recharged me afterwards when all I wanted to do was Absolutely Nothing.
Being here gives me the space – mentally and physically – to recalibrate what I want for the next few months in my busy, creative life. And also to reflect more deeply about what I want for the rest of my life. It gives me perspective on things that truly matter to me. The quiet allows me to sit with these thoughts and emotions in a way that eventually offers up options for a way forward to shaping a good life.
Rewilding My Life is creative actionista, Yang-May Ooi’s personal journey to explore how our urban lives alienate us from the natural world – and how we can re-connect with nature and our sense of the wild. Follow this Tiger Spirit project via Rewilding My Life link on the left sidebar.
Author: Yang-May Ooi
Yang-May Ooi is a multimedia author & TEDx speaker. Her creative projects include Bound Feet Blues (theatre), South London Voices and Creative Conversations (podcasts) and The Nowhere Land Project (photography). She also works with individuals, non-profits and small businesses to help them tell their unique stories in inspiring words and images. ¦ www.TigerSpirit.co.uk