I’m writing this in the context of being self employed.
I've debated for a few months now whether to write about this or not. I feel uncomfortable when strangers talk over social networking about overly personal topics. I may just be slow at adjusting to new ways of communication (within my business dealings that is, I’m fine with people I know!) I mean I still stress about how formal an email should be and what’s ‘professional’. However I’ve reached the point where I’ve found myself stalling my little business until I can talk about the last year.
My Mum died at the end of May after having been ill with cancer. Since heading back up North to care of her I sort of retreated into my work without actually producing anything. And such a lot of time has passed now it feels odd to properly start up again without marking the change.
I guess also because my Mum was a huge inspiration for me. She was the one who taught me how to sew and draw and had an amazing collection of textiles. She was born in
Just writing this is helping me realise that this has actually happened.
So I have to move on. I’m lucky to have a new studio at
That was hard but I definitely feel much better after writing this. My work is also my life so it feels good to get things going again.
Thanks for reading,