So, that was the week that was;
Checked in at Handmade Harbour on Monday and contemplated the concept of Christmas in July - the hottest July Ever.
I'm loving the Creative Mornings vibe and would so love to be involved in something like it at a local level - a theme that's kind of stuck, more later.
Wednesday I posted a piece about choices and my choosing not to be a Domestic Goddess. My gut told me not to post the piece. But I failed to listen and, at a time when the traffic to my blog is building up, this piece had the lowest hits ever. Lesson learnt: Trust The Gut. I had already said I'd only write 2 long pieces per week - that way I can focus on quality - and I can easily fill the other 4 days with Feedly and Pinterest finds, like the posts for Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week.
And, as always, Sunday is for the BS, round off one week and set up the next.
Branding was the key task for this week and I think I now have that sussed, I just have lots to do to put it all together, so watch out for the changes ringing through this week. You may have noticed already that I've changed the name here. Keeping it simple really, using the label I was born with Catherine McAtier.
|Almost got the label sussed - just need to add the Paisley Touch|
Whilst on the surface I'll be re branding everything in the background I'll be working on my first mini project. I'm taking the advice of Marianne Cantwell being Free Range and jumping right in, giving myself 6 weeks to get the project off the ground. I could say more but I'm still ironing out the creases.
Suffice it to say I'm still reading Lissa Rankin's Mind Over Medicine, and I'm thinking if my mind can help heal my body can it help heal my town too? I wanted nothing more, when I finished college, than to move out of Paisley. I so wanted to move to London - the grass is always greener etc. I'm finally coming to love the beauty, history and possibilities held by Paisley. There are a lot of positive Paisley vibes out there, it takes a little digging to find them. But I've started digging and my first project will involve a lot more. I believe it's time to be grateful for the history, be hopeful for the future and live and enjoy the now.
Namaste from a True Paisley Buddy
Casting wonderful wishes for the week ahead...