So if you follow me on Instagram then you’ll know that for the last couple of months, I’ve been through a bit of a change. I was made redundant from my day job of almost 9 years and it really threw me for six. It’s so hard not to take it personally and let it affect you, especially as a 42-year-old mum of 3. I had everything sorted, a gorgeous family, a day job I really enjoyed, and my own business that was doing well. Then bam I get hit with that and it just completely upset the apple cart.
I have always been one to take things personally and no matter how hard I try I can’t help but feel a little down with it all. My mojo went completely and I found it really hard to work on anything, including Henry, Fred & Felicity. However, as time went on I began to realise that I needed to figure out what I should do going forward. I guess the obvious was that a couple of months of really concentrating on Henry, Fred & Felicity would possibly mean I could actually make the leap and go full-time. However the more I began looking at everything, talking to the boys and actually looking at the bigger picture; the more I felt I had to just take some time out.
Time to change things up a little…
Actually taking that step back made me realise a lot. I realised I was missing time with my boys, as every spare moment was being spent working. I had got to a stage where the level of orders I was getting meant that I was spending all my spare time making, and very little time connecting with my customers. I began to realise that actually, it was talking to like-minded people about all things kids and kids’ decor that I actually really missed. I missed finding new small businesses on Instagram that I wanted to share with people. I missed having the time to decorate my own kid’s rooms as I promised them I would. I also realised that whilst I love making and creating, what I love even more is showing others how to do exactly the same.
So there we have it, the realisation became apparent. It’s time to change things up a little. So over the next few weeks, I will be gradually cutting back my product offering. I’ll also be stepping up my interaction and sharing with you guys. Sharing lots of my favourite small businesses as well as bringing you the best of the high street. What about some ‘how-to’s’ so you guys can have a go at making some of the products I make? And with my eldest getting a little obsessed with cooking at the moment, then we’ll be bringing some of our favourite family recipes and bakes too.
Let’s do this…
I’ve also found myself an amazing new job #WonderingWhyIDidntDoItSooner #TimingIsEverything. Still part-time, but also term time only so I get to spend that extra time with the boys I’ve always wanted to. This half term was the first time I have ever had the whole holiday off with the kids since they started school I realised. And do you know what I really enjoyed it, I think they might have too!
Thank you guys for always being here and being so supportive. I hope you’ll like my new set-up and what I’ll be sharing. If there is anything you’d like to see then just let me know. Happy to check it out for you guys!