Thursday, 16 February 2012

Spring is in the Air

I can sense Spring in the air today, it's slightly warmer, the sun is shining and the crocuses and daffodils are poking their heads through.  Infact I think if this lovely weather stays we may even start clearing the veg patch this weekend.  This week has been a little busy with half term, the branding masterclass and my normal work.  The website building has been put on hold this week but I hope to get it finished by the end of the month as I really want to share it with you all.  I am trying to create something lovely that encompasses everything Zoe & Drew love, family and fabulous design.  Fingers crossed my limited website building knowledge can accomplish this!




I am also busily working through the fantastic Branding Masterclass with Flourish.  I wasn't sure what to expect but believe me it is a journey that I am glad I have started.  Just as this time of year we start to think of having a good Spring clean this course is making me stop and spring clean my ideas.  I am a person who is always full of ideas and often long for more hours in a day so I can do everything.  However it has become clear from the start of the Branding Masterclass is that I cannot do everything and it is better to be a specialist in what I do rather than a jack of all trades! So I am gaining alot of focus yet still am waiting for that epiphany as to what I am a specialist in, but I am sure I will get there in the end.  Fiona Humberstone who has created and written the Branding Masterclass is an amazing lady and I know lots of my classmates are already finding the course inspiring and in some respect life changing in the way that they think about their businesses. 

So as usual I have alot of balls in the air, which yesterday felt a bit overwhelming and I felt a little bit adrift to what I am trying to do, but after a walk to the park and watching all of my children playing together I soon had a smile on my face and felt a little less daunted by what lies ahead.  I highly recommend a walk in the fresh air if you can if you are finding it all a bit much, or even just a mooch around the garden with a mug of tea in hand can make the world of difference.  So yes, Spring is on it's way and it feels invigorating.

Do you find Spring inspiring? Are you ready to make some changes, take a new direction or just looking forward to getting the Spring wardrobe out of mothballs? I know I'm bored of my winter wardrobe, but after chatting to Boden on Twitter yesterday I am  going to empty my wardrobe and see what can be worn differently or with something else instead of just throwing on the mummy uniform of jeans! 

Hope you all have a lovely day
Zoe
x

6 comments:

Gabriella Buckingham said...

Spring is my favourite time of year without a doubt. Like you I feel a little overwhelmed and daunted about what I will be doing but also very excited. I've got some difficult decisions ahead and so much will depend on immersion in painting and drawing again to find what I truly love. Best of luck Zoe x Gabs

www.daisyley.co.uk said...

Zoe, I think this post sums up what we are all feeling about the course - it's great to be part of it. Not enough time to take it all in at the moment but finding it so inspiring and motivating.

Spring is my favourite season and I can't wait for it to be here properly. Warm days, lighter mornings, colour in the garden .... just thinking about it makes me happy :-)

Claire's Handmade Cakes said...

Hi Zoe, Great blog and probably saying what a lot of us are thinking! I too could do with more hours in the day and have ideas constantly floating around in my head! I'm trying to take stock at the end of every month to see how my year is going. You're right about not being able to do everything and we really shouldn't try, though sometimes easier said than done! Keep going, it's worth it in the end!

Claire x

Zoe Grant said...

Thanks ladies. I really think the work we're doing in the branding course will be making us think for a very long time.

I agree Gabs it's important to do the things we absolutely love, so look forward to seeing how your ideas develop. This course is really a catalyst for change :)

Claire I thinks it's important to stop & reflect, I like the idea of doing that each month, just to check we're heading in the right direction!

Kate (@TheCakesmith) said...

Hi Zoe,
Thank you for writing this piece. I've been in a right muddle of late in that not-sure-what-to-do-with-my-life kind of way! I am most definitely guilty of the jack-of-all-trades approach (I currently have a graphics project, an architectural project & cake decorations on my desk - oddest combination I know) & a stress-making amount of ideas in my head. So it's nice to know that there are other people out there in a similar situation. I had intended to join the branding masterclass but thought perhaps I wasn't ready. Reading your blog has encouraged me to join next time round because, by the sound of things, it might be just the ticket to help me find my way! Thank you! :-)

Zoe Grant said...

Hi Kate It is so good to hear from somebody else who suffers the affliction of too many ideas! The branding masterclass has already helped me to focus but I know I have a long way to go! I hope you find some clarity and focus from doing the course in the future.
Zoe

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