One year ago today…

Colours of winning cutting edge nastygal bag

This post is a bit different from normal, but I had one of those ‘one year ago today’ notifications from Facebook and it triggered a realisation that I hope you might find useful.

The FB post was a reminder about getting investment at the end of our Indigogo campaign last year (yey!)  And my initial reaction was, ‘Wow, was that only one year ago?! SO much has happened since then’.

The realisation? That day-to-day I’m guilty (very guilty) of focusing only on the big picture.  Then feeling bad that I haven’t reached where I want to be yet, thinking I’m never getting anywhere at all.

I’ll be living completely in my head; one design, one season, one achievement ahead of myself. Not seeing what amazing things are currently happening, or that have happened already.  Because I want it all to be done NOW.

Sound familiar?

I wanted to that I’d share just in case you were living too far in the future too.  Join me in taking a moment to look back over the last 12 months and be grateful – to yourself!  And then take a look at the current moment, and be proud of what and who you are right now.

Life is a crazy ride, we might as well enjoy it.

Speak soon;

Jennifer x

P.S. I’d love to hear what you are proud of yourself for from the past 12 months, or even right now.  Join us in the blog comments and let me know.

I’ll go first, I am thankful to myself for achieving: A successful crowdfunding campaign, launching 3 handbag designs, being nominated for an international award, taking the leap to travel whilst working and visiting Bali, Singapore, China, New York and the UK, starting work with my new business coach, meeting hundreds of amazing kickass women through networking (both in person and online), being in the press numerous times and now being on the brink of launching another design.

P.P.S. I’ve had lots of questions about when the backpack will be launched – All I need to do is count up the votes for the colours at the end of this week (THANK YOU for your input if you voted, if you haven’t yet, you still can here) and it will be all systems GO.


2 thoughts on “One year ago today…

  1. Well done you! You’re right about looking forward and never taking the time to smell the roses. And some damn fine roses you planted too!!

    I went freelance last year and got myself an awesome contract developing Cheltenham’s tourism strategy. it was scary having come out of a full time job to adopt two children. Having a life that fit around family felt like an impossible dream. Here I am a year later negotiating a further year+ contract, doing 18 hours a week with huge flexibility. Thank you Cheltenham Borough Council.
    I’m happy, my kids are happy (I went to their sports day, I pick them up and drop them to school almost every day yadda yadda) . Its flippin good, Im flippin lucky…but I’ve bust a gut to get here. My roses smell great…even if I am lying on the floor panting with exhaustion as I smell them!!

    PS I love my work bag. The zip off clutch I use to pop out to get my lunch….if only I could use it for nights on the tiles!


    1. Hi Kelly,

      Wow, what a year you’ve had! Amazing and thank you for sharing. Love your gratitude too. Yep, the roses do smell delightful, even though we’re panting with exhaustion as we smell them (I adore this vision!)

      Keep it up Kelly, you are an amazing soul!

      Jennifer xx


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