I’m sitting at our dining table working, as many are with the current restrictions, looking at our wall full of memories. Recollecting the many changes in our lives over the years, particularly over the past 6 years and I can’t help but be amused at the realisation that we have seemingly come full circle, albeit temporarily.
Four different work spaces later and I am back where I started. From frantically painting at the dining table in February 2015, full of excitement at the unknown and all the eagerness of starting something new, to being somewhat more tentative at the current unknowns but still thankful and working away on our new website. Once again at our dining table, only now it’s February 2021.
While I don’t want to focus on the current pandemic and how it has affected so many small businesses, I am forcing myself to focus on the positives that it brings. I have tried the alternative, it was not pretty. One of the biggest positives for me is the realisation that absolutely nothing is certain, and while that in itself can be frightening, it also comes with a surprising freedom. If nothing is certain then what’s stopping us, why not give the unknown a try.
Life is actually too short to just plod along... we don’t have it for long, but we can choose how we spend it.
I am so grateful that we went ahead and pursued Once upon a Dandelion all those years ago not knowing how it would work out, and I’m even more grateful knowing that even in these uncertain times, there’s nothing I’d rather be doing.
So for now I have decided to enjoy working again from the dining table, it is not for long. Before I know it I’ll be back full time in our lovely new studio, by Philip’s side, being inspired by the wonderful people we get to work alongside and working on those ideas that I wasn’t brave enough to embrace before.