You know when you have something to do and because you know it’s big, you build it up in your head, bigger and bigger until you don’t know where to face it or how to start? That’s this. This blog. Lou.
I started a blog in September 2009 as a hobby. For a long time nobody read. I wrote about craft projects and days out and shared little lists of things that tickled my pickle. There was no pressure and I felt very free. It was a good place.
From that small seed, quite without planning, grew all of this. I can’t really believe it.
In ten years so much has happened! The YouTube channels, the people, the books, the community, the events, the red carpets, the tv slots, the podcast, the clothing lines, the tours, the radio appearances, the comedy shows, the DVD, the interviews, the Pope, the celebs and Prince Charles.
It’s been a big few years professionally!
Personally, just as big. A wedding, a pregnancy, a baby, a divorce, single motherhood, tinder dates galore (good grief), boyfriends, a new house, a new baby, a fiancé and a partridge in a pear tree. It’s been a big few years there too!
I love all of that. I love the buzz of work and the cosy of home. I love feeling able to try anything and meet lots of people. I love working hard to make women feel loved and valued and uplifted. I love challenging myself to be better, improve my skills and create snazzier things but….
There’s always a but, isn’t there?
I wanted a small space to have my roots. It started with a blog and I wanted that back. I don’t want this to be a particularly polished space for magazine style articles or airbrushed photos.
I want this to be a space, just like all those years ago, where I can say a few things, jot down some notes, pop it out there and those who want it, can have it. Those who prefer all the other stuff, that’s ok too. This is a pressure free zone.
So, here’s me, saying hi, signing on and promising myself that I don’t have to live up to my own preconceived expectations and that this is a relaxed, safe space. ‘No pressure’ feels alien but welcome!
I’d love hear from you in the comments. Did you read the old blog? You can still find her HERE.
Until next time, which hopefully won’t be too far away,