Just when you think you know where you’re heading. Wham! The brakes slam on.
I had a great plan. Or at least I thought I did but slowly my oomph leaked away until I came across A Bookish Baker. Mentioned by Katya Willems in her newsletter, it turned out not to be the first time I’d come across Helen Redfern. I was already subscribed on Instagram but, thanks to the algorithm, rarely saw her posts during my daily scroll through.
Katya’s newsletter was about IGTV so I started watching Helen’s videos. Then I worked my way through her blog posts, before heading to Helen’s YouTube channel.
Once in a while you come across someone whose work and person simply resonate with you. Here was another woman who loved books and baking, included lots of stationery in her beautiful photos, and whose work was all about writing and creativity.
Then I spotted the offer of email support for your blog. In a matter of minutes I was signed up.
It turned out to be just what I needed. My inner fire had all but burnt out. I needed a roadmap and some objective input.
And that’s what I got in the very first email from Helen.
It led me to rethink my blog. I’d really made life hard for myself. I’d taken myself down a dead end.
I set all my original blog posts to draft, changed the images (in time, I’ll use my own), updated the colour scheme (green – who knew?), and rewrote the about me page.
Where is this leading? I don’t know exactly yet.
What I know is this.
I want to explore my writing, dive deeper into my photography, bake more often and create a blog and online presence where I can share some of my life. Someone said recently that the clues to what fulfils us lie in our childhood. I remember days gardening with my Dad, long walks through farmland, my nose in countless books, waiting for the postman to deliver the latest roll of prints from my tiny camera, afternoons spent baking. Simple pleasures.
These are the seeds I’ll be sowing. It feels exciting to have a plan.
Talking of which, I’m off to continue working on my kanban board, inspired by Helen, and jotting ideas in my new squared page Lemome notebook! Watch this space!