Planning Ahead

The past couple of weeks has been insanely busy and eerily quiet all at the same time. I always know where there’s a lull in my projects it’ll be followed by a tidal wave of work! But that’s always a good thing, because when I have my downtime, I get to put that time back into my business, whether it’s updating websites, following up on emails or thinking ahead. If only I had enough time in the day to plan a trip to the spa – I think I’m getting withdrawal symptoms again!

I recently read this amazing article from one of my favourite blogs – Rock ‘n Roll Bride. Her weekly business-related-inspirational blog posts keep me sane, it’s a fresh weekly dose of inspiration, ideas and reality-checks! Her latest post includes advice from inspiring creatives that you might know – Jasmine Star, Emma Case, Paul Jarvis, Gala Darling and more – and their experiences of starting a business, and how they’ve made it to where they are today. It’s really really really wonderful, so if need a pick-me-up, grab a big cuppa (it’s a long article, but worth it) and take a read.

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Next – to the topic of planning! Sometimes I’m brilliant at planning, and other times I’m not. For my design, I sort of forget that there are mini seasons throughout the year (unlike my photography that I plan to the T). When these seasons magically appear round the corner, half of me gets excited for the celebrations, but half of me realises my design skills could’ve been put to work too! So, I’m going to change that. I’ve set up a rather long list of exciting things to keep me going for the next year or so. I’m so excited now that I’ve thought of it, because I’m finally prepared – for fun! And the best thing is – it’s for you, your Mum, boyfriend, grandfather or best friend. Getting some ideas yet? I’m not telling you what it is just yet, but I think I’ve said enough already! I don’t have a official release date yet, but keep checking Facebook and my blog for news!

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And in less exciting news, it’s winter, and it’s jolly cold. I’m very much a summer baby – and even in early winter I start to suffer! My coffee has to go in a flask to keep in warm, and going out before sunrise isn’t a lot of fun in winter! But, the solstice is less than a month away, and I’m honestly counting down the weeks til Spring (only 14 weeks til September!). You’d never guess I hate winter, right? To everyone enjoying summer on the other side of the world, please send a little to my office!

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