In case you hadn't noticed, I'm a planner. And as off December 23rd I'm leaving my day job to take the plunge into full time self employment. This will give me the time to focus on myself and create new opportunities. I've always wanted to work towards working for myself and never fully made the jump. I've asked for signs etc to help me make the decision and now I have. This is the 4th time I have been made redundant. The first 3 times were really hard, and financially we've struggled but this time I thought what if these redundancies were signs for me to make the move!!! Someone up there must be shouting "Hey girl you asked for signs, we've given you 4 redundancies sort it out"!
Sort of reminds me of this!
A religious man is on top of a roof during a great flood. A man comes by in a boat and says "get in, get in!" The religous man replies, " no I have faith in God, he will grant me a miracle."
Later the water is up to his waist and another boat comes by and the guy tells him to get in again. He responds that he has faith in god and god will give him a miracle. With the water at about chest high, another boat comes to rescue him, but he turns down the offer again cause "God will grant him a miracle."
With the water at chin high, a helicopter throws down a ladder and they tell him to get in, mumbling with the water in his mouth, he again turns down the request for help for the faith of God. He arrives at the gates of heaven with broken faith and says to Peter, I thought God would grand me a miracle and I have been let down." St. Peter chuckles and responds, "I don't know what you're complaining about, we sent you three boats and a helicopter."
So there will be a few posts on my plans and of course I'll have time to blog more- especially on the craft and home side!
For now I wanted to get a few things down:
1. Focus on my businesses
My first is as most of you know Jessica's Cupcakes. There will be more class dates including a weekday one. New products coming: baked gift boxes, romantic picnic hampers, china hire, tea party packages, cake pops, cookies, cupcakes in jars and more.
The second business is Pink Chilli Virtual Assistant. If you look at my web page it should tell you a bit about it. The reason I decided to set this up is firstly I already have 2 clients on board which made it possible to leave my day job. I was made redundant due to relocation. For the past 5 months I have been doing the long commute but it isn't possible long term so I took redundancy. Also as much as I love my cake business, I have spent years building up my career and skill set that I didn't want to lose my "business" side. I love that too. So this way I get to do both :)
2. Create my 2012 inspiration board
I haven't got a pic of my last one so here is the one before- it wasn't completely finished but you get the idea. I'll be working on my 2012 one over the festive period. I'll do a proper post on it once I have finished and explain some of the things on there. Do you do an inspiration board?
3. Look after me
I went Vegan at the start of 2011 and it was the best decision I've made. I feel so much better for it. But the past 5 months with the commute, working a day job and running my own business meant I have seriously neglected myself. I'm not fueling my body properly- not having time to plan meals, taking the easy route and grabbing something less nutritious. Exercise pretty much stopped and I was so enjoying it and just taking time to relax- meditate, long baths etc.
I'm looking forward to reclaiming my life back. Planning and cooking nutritious meals, exercising 4 times a week- cannot wait to get back on the Turbo Fire wagon and having time to unwind. I'll be doing more specific posts on my health goals
Don't know what Turbo Fire is? It's the best exercise programme I've ever done. Watch this video
Those are just some of things I'll be focusing on- more posts to follow.
Let me know what your plans are.
Personal Goal Setting