Tuesday, 7 June 2011

H for Handbag - Just like starting over

I have just sat down to write my first ever blog for my new & improved, re-vamped & re-launched business, and you know what I cant get out of my head? The lyrics from John Lennon's song (Just like) starting over...

It's been too long since we took the time
No-one's to blame, I know time flies so quickly
But when I see you darling
It's like we both are falling in love again
It'll be just like starting over, starting over

starting over... that's exactly what I am doing. I have taken time out from my business to devote time and energy to my lovely little bambinos and now they are old enough for Mummy to get back on her little horsey, take hold of the reigns and trot off into handbag heaven again. Although, this time I am grasping the reigns with all my might and riding that pony to town!

What I mean to say is, after time away from my business, I can now look objectively at it. I have an instant re-newed enthusiasm that I am finding quite frankly invigorating. One of my friends mentioned today that my face has changed and I look happier and more determined than I have done for months... and I can feel it too. I have energy that was lacking before and ideas popping out of my head so often that I carry a note pad around. I am sending e-mails here there everywhere reacquainting with old contacts, web designers, researching competitors and generally feeling this surge of creativity through my soul. 

I started this business in 2006 and by 2009 it had meandered haphazardly on it's own, down a path I didn't originally intended it to pursue, and eventually I hit a brick wall. I was trying to troubleshoot where, I can see now, I should have been leading it. Most of this was due to the recession, but I remember in my business course, that so many people fail with their businesses within the first 3 years and there I had it, after exactly 3 years, not a failing business, but one that was running by itself. I remember also, I was told to 'work on' my business not just 'work in' it. These things are so clear to me now, after having my 'break', I know where this baby is going and if you wanna come for the rollercoaster ride watch this space. This b*tch is back!


  1. Soooo happy to see you back 'bitch' ;0). I can see that you have that creative fire in your belly again and that is so exciting!!! I think sometimes it's good to take a step back and come back to something with a fresh perspective. Looking forward to following your blog and seeing where the next stage of this creative journey takes you!!! HOORAY!!!!

  2. Well done Clarey! Can I have some of your energy please?