Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year. I mean, I love summer, but something about the autumn really appeals to me and not just because it marks my birth season. Leaves falling from the trees, getting nice and cosy in big woolly jumper, lighting the log burner and switching on the Aga, not to mention any excuse to crack open last year’s batch of Sloe Gin. Autumn always inspires a fresh outlook – I get that “back-to-school” feeling even though I haven’t actually been to school in a long time.
For me Autumn is a great time to look back at my goals, adjusting, discarding and evaluating any that haven’t quite worked out as planned. I take advantage of the Autumn Equinox (21st/22nd September) capitalising on that energetic vibe to create new goals so that I can finish the year on a high.
This year I thought I’d share my Autumn goals with you, hopefully to inspire you to set your own…
If you’ve followed me for a while you’ve probably noticed the shift in my posts and my refreshed look? Back in the Spring I decided that I was becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the ‘brand’ I had created. My values weren’t really my own but moreover a projection of what I thought people wanted. So after a lot of work and soul searching I refreshed my visual offering and honed in on, what makes me, well me.
Moving forwards my Autumn goals for my business are to continue with what I’ve created. Talking about the things that I love, that inspire and motivate me. You’re only as good as your last job so it goes without saying that I will strive to create more great design work. I’m also going to be launching my new online shop which sees some exciting new products, that I know you’re going to love!
This year our home has been pretty hectic. I still have boxes that haven’t been unpacked since we moved in a year ago. My goal is simple get them unpacked! I’ll be sorting as I go along into keep, sell and give away as I’m desperate to declutter and only keep things I love or serve a purpose.
The farm never really stops, it’s our way of life but I would really love to make more of what’s on the door step, forage more making goodies from my spoils, spend more time exploring, taking pictures, drawing this beautiful landscape we call home.
For me my weight is always an issue, since I stopped horse riding regularly I have started to yo-yo between sizes, starting exercise routines in a vain hope of keeping my weight consistent but then give up. This Autumn I am determined to get into a routine of running and walking more and eating healthier.