I can't believe there is only a couple more count downs to do before I launch my brand new website. For the first time ever I am not stressed out before a deadline. (Whats that all about!!) I have been super organised and have set realistic goals throughout the process and its bloomin' worked. Being first and foremost a mummy seems to have kept me on a sensible path.
Juggling family/life/work is a struggle at the best of times, on top of that I have thrown in setting up a business. I have a strong passion to create and share my skills that I wouldn't have it any other way. I am constantly reminding myself that I am not a single person focusing on running a business, like a lot of the people I admire, I am a chameleon adapting to multiple situations and manoeuvring my way through the best I can. And do you know what I think I'm doing an alright job!
This brings me nicely onto the people I admire and am inspired by. If it wasn't for them I would probably have settled for mediocre but because they are so good I pushed myself to be better and if not better then different. I really want to stand out from the crowd and I try my very hardest to be original. Its so easy to compare and feel disheartened by other talented folk but a wise friend of mine once gave me a bit of advice which has stuck. Its so much more empowering to tell these people you love their work and build relationships with them than sit behind a computer screen feeling inadequate. The internet is very deceptive and those that we compare ourselves with will be doing exactly the same to those they admire, it's a viscous cycle. I challenge you to be positive and be motivated by others not deterred by them, I'm pretty sure you'll be surprised by the results. Live a happy life my lovelies - follow your dreams. I am!
My life summed up in pictures...
Hi, I'm April.
Crochet designer and tutor based in Nottingham.