After my ‘crash’ at the weekend, I’m now feeling much better and am back on track. Woo hoo; it’s always a relief as although I know the lightning process works, part of me hangs onto the belief that it won’t, not this time. Anyway, much happiness to be functioning fairly normally for me. I had some lovely comments and support from you so thank you very much for being so lovely.
As most of you are aware I am now a Business Woman and oh so grown up.
Ahem. Except I’m not, not by any stretch of the imagination. It implies that you’re a grown up for starters, organised and focussed.
Oh dear. I use the excuse that as I am running my own creative business, this lets me off all that. I’m allowed to be scatty, muddled and butterfly-like as long as I continue to make beautiful things. What a shame it doesn’t work like that. Not nowadays anyway, I don’t think. There is so much competition out there that if I’m to stand any sort of a chance I need to keep up with social media (hello), use great marketing ‘stuff’ (I’m sure it has a very clever technical name) as well as make fantastic decisions about how to invest in the business (i.e. more yarn or another spinning wheel?)(I’m starting to get a little obsessed with a new spinning wheel – how good would it be to have a wheel that matches the loom?!?).
The way I cope with all of this is rather than bend myself into a different shape (I’ve done that before, doesn’t work and it can be very uncomfortable as well as slightly off-putting to others) I have to keep coming back to putting one step in front of the other and trust whatever it is I believe in (some kind of universal benevolent energy with sparkles today) to look after my family and I. It’s worked so far, as long as I don’t start buying said spinning wheel and only the yarn I need rather than want (being a grown up is sooo hard!).
The above photo was taken last week in Ullapool, well not technically in Ullapool, but in a forest walk nearby. One of the joys of working for myself is being able to take off for the day. Before I go here’s another one, see you very soon x