I have loved keeping a reflective journal. I can see my growth and progress over the year. I can see what I've achieved as well as what challenged me - and what also may challenge me! I can write myself notes and encourage myself. I can find some gorgeous inspo online and print them out and use them to brighten up my goals and plans. I can add photos from my life and document in my journal that way.
This is not some wanky I quit my day job and now I'm squillionaire! ... I really did quit my job. Really. I went and quit my 9-5 day job. Crazy hey? Well, I just couldn’t do it anymore. The 8 hour day in management that was becoming increasingly complex and dissatisfying plus the two hours in the car to and from. I have learnt a great deal about myself and my skills, but it just didn’t “spark joy” as Marie Kondo would say. So I picked it up, I thanked it, and I put it to the side.
I am struggling with the notion that 2018 is nearly done and dusted. What just happened? No, seriously, what. just. happened?Reflecting back over 2018, I had some big milestones, and they were mostly business related. I started this modest business in 2013 with a business partner, and in mid-2018 I took it solo. I’d spent a wee bit of time beforehand trialling things out and thinking things through before committing to the decision of continuing the business.
Butterfly Small World Play This divine little small world of butterflies and flowers in the ever so versatile Kmart Play Tray was created by Carla from the Home Education Collective. She designed this play tray for an enthusiastic little Miss Three who could barely wait to dive in and play. And do you blame her? I certainly don't. This simple, yet rich in sensory learning play offering is so inviting. Can you smell the gardenias and roses? No wonder someone couldn't wait! Small world play is a staple in early learning places and spaces, both inside and out and this...
Last weekend I took the above photo of the wooden tamarind sorting tray quickly. I had promised a customer who had messaged me that I would upload the new products into the store for her so she could buy it! I kinda grabbed what loose parts I had at hand and threw the above photo together in the late afternoon light. I really surprised myself! And I think I surprised all of you as well as you loved it so much! I'm so very proud of myself. I think it looks beautiful. I used the felt pebbles, the butterfly...