Things I Have Learnt From 2013

  Not always, but most of the time, you will be right. Following my heart has had a tremendous impact on me + my life this year and I will never forget it. This one is kind of self explanatory – I am not really a workaholic type character (which I don’t consider a flaw as such, because it keeps my life in balance) but really knuckling down and getting s*** done is an incredible feeling, and totally fundamental. This isn’t something I’m used to, but it’s part of growing and it’s thrilling. I’ve put aside a LOT more time …

Shy? 4 Ways You Can Ditch the Anxiety & Go Wild

I have been engaged in a battle with shyness since adolescent awkwardness arrived on my doorstep. And I’d like to consider myself a success story. That’s not to say I never feel anxious about social situations, but I certainly know how to rein it in. 1. DO SOMETHING THAT TERRIFIES YOU Now this is the scariest way to tackle it, but I also found it has worked best for me. As a 16 year old who was terrified to talk to most people, I got a job as a waitress. I was so far out of my comfort zone it …

On Beating Your Creative Block

Creative block can be incredibly de-moralising, especially for people that rely solely on their creativity to keep their businesses moving forward, as I do. I am frequently afflicted, sometimes just for an hour or two on a day when I really don’t have the time, and sometimes for weeks on end when I’m trying hopelessly to develop new ranges and products, with no end in sight it just becomes a heavier load to carry with every day that passes. In fact, this is what I’ve just been dealing with, which may explain my marked lack of blogging or general output, …

Things I learnt from… being a waitress, part 1

When I worked away from home and I first started having to eat out in restaurants alone I was mortified – I thought everyone was looking at me thinking I’d been stood up on a date or something. Now I realise that eating out alone can be a real indulgence …