I have been joining in with #marchmeetthemaker over on instagram run by Joanne Hawker . It’s a month long challenge where following the prompts each day you tell something about yourself from where you come from to what you make. Its fun to join in with and and you get to see how other makers work.
I work from my home and one day I dream of having my own space to make and create but at this time I sew from my big old wooden dining table, photograph my makes in the summer house when weather allows or a corner of my bedroom and I list on Etsy, do paperwork and pack my orders from a little nook in between an old Victorian fire place and a wall in my bedroom.
I wouldn’t want it any other way but it can feel like a constant challenge at times and running your own business can be a little stressful as its all down to you whether you succeed or fail but it has meant that I have been able to be at home for my children for the most part.
Sometimes motivation and inspiration abandons me altogether and that is the worst feeling ever so I have a list of things to help me when I feel like this ……
- I take time out and go for a long walk.
- I look back on how far I have come.
- I bake bread which I wish I could do more often.
- I play music.
- I set myself a challenge to make something, anything.
- I read books from entrepreneurs that I admire.
- I take a break from social media which I find for some unknown reason really helps.
- I make lists of all the things I would like to achieve.
What sort of things do you do when motivation abandons you ?
The other evening for dinner we had toasted brie and bacon sandwiches with a side salad and home made coleslaw. I love coleslaw but I find the shop bought version a let down so I like to make my own.
This one is really simple but so tasty all you need to do is finely slice carrot and white cabbage, mix with 2-3 tablespoons of mayonnaise, half a teaspoon of English mustard and salt and pepper and mix altogether. As someone on Vero reminded me that adding grated apple works really well too.
Have a lovely remainder of your week, Tabitha