3 January 2016

NEW BLOG SERIES! 'JUMPING IN' #1

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I made a promise to you guys this year that I would tell you what my new business is by Christmas, (regardless of where I am in the process), I realise I am a little late on delivering my promise, but I am delivering it - forgive my lateness, pretty please.

I have decided to put together a series of blog posts to cover all the things I wanted to tell you and share with you about what I am doing and the process I am going through to achieve what I have wanted to achieve for way too long. As you may have already guessed from the title of this post, the series is called 'Jumping In'...although, it mostly feels like I am falling in right now, but I am told this is normal!

*As a brief side-note, I wrote a guest post for the awesome blog 'Life Outside London', that went up this week, talking about following your dreams, so please do go and see that post too (and add Michelle's blog to your faves because, well, she is a wonderful human).

Before I go ahead and introduce my new little venture to you I want to give you a bit of background to it and tell you about why I chose to move in that direction...

Firstly I need to say this: I love my job, my current, full time position. It is fun and I work with some amazing individuals and some really funny kids. But... I have always had this longing to do something for myself, something just for me. Ultimately, whether this ends up as a full time business or a side hustle is, as yet, unknown, but I reached the point where I had to move my butt. I had to do it. I had to give it a shot. Mostly because I was driving myself absolutely insane just dreaming and not doing!

I wanted, no had, to be doing something creative, and longed to work with people at the most celebrated times of their lives, and thinking of all this led me to what I will be launching this year. 

Have you guessed it yet?

In 2016, I will be launching my wedding stationary company, 'Leaf Lane Studio'. I will tell you much more about it in future posts, but just wanted to introduce it to you now as I had promised I would! As well as wedding stationary I will, eventually, be putting together a 'Shop' section on my website where I will be selling artwork and other bits and pieces I have designed, but my main focus will be on the wedding stationary as the core business.

This series of 'Jumping In' posts are going to cover a few things that I have found helpful, and will hopefully make sense to you, not just for business, but just generally speaking. I am no way an expert and can only talk from my experience on this journey (so far) but I thought it would be nice to share  and document what has been happening and perhaps start a bit of a dialogue too.

Starting to put the wheels in motion for 'Leaf Lane Studio' has been the hardest thing I have done and continues to be ridiculously challenging, but I have no regrets and am getting braver as time goes on. I'd love it if you would join me on the journey as we start a New Year - your support is always so fantastic and very much appreciated.

Let's do 2016 lovely people!
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  1. Well done on jumping in and going for it with the business idea. Although I won't have use of wedding stationery what with my lack of boyfriend let alone fiancee I am excited to see the designs as I am a huge stationery geek :)
    Looking forward to this series. x

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words of support! FIY, from one stationary geek to another: I will be doing other stationary too <3 (eventually!). Thank you for stopping by! Have a fab week ahead x

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  2. That's so exciting!! I'm all for entrepreneurship and following our dreams so I'm really happy for you! Excited to see the designs, too :) Best of luck! x

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    1. Thank you so much! It is quite terrifying 'putting it out there' for all to see but it holds me accountable so it is a positive thing! I am excited for the future! Thank you for the positive encouragement! xx

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  3. Best of luck with the new venture Lucy! How exciting! Looking forward to following your journey along the way. I've designed stationery for several weddings myself, albeit a few years ago now. Happy to share any of my learning if it helps! Love to see other creatives making a go of it. Well done you xx

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    1. Thank you so so much Lorna! Oooh, what sort of thing did you make? Do you have any piccies? I love seeing other peoples craft and designs. I might take you up on the offer of sharing experiences at some stage too... stand by! Thanks again for such a lovely comment (that's why I love blogging/bloggers/blog readers so much - always encouraging - it means the world). Have a fab rest of week xxx

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  4. This really is RIDICULOUSLY exciting! Looking forward to following your undoubtedly monumental success with it :-)
    M x

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    1. Gee, thanks! I have A LOT still to do (it's ruddy hard fitting things in around a full time job and, you know - real life and all that jazz!). I am more determined than ever though as the time just 'feels right' now - fingers crossed I can get lots done and launch very soon. Thank you for your words of support - you DA BEST! xxx

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  5. Lots of luck with your new business venture - it all sounds very exciting :) xx

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    1. Thank you so much Zoe. There have been so many words of encouragement from you guys, it really, really helps spur me on! Thank you for taking time to comment, I really appreciate it <3
      Have a lovely week xx Lucy xx

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