It’s that time of year when I get a little bit nostalgic… who am I kidding, I’m always in a nostalgic haze. But seriously, the month of May has become a special time for me because it’s the month when I finally announced that I was going to take the plunge into building the School of SweetGeorgia project. It was only two years ago when I set my mind to this, but it was not an easy time. As you can see from the snapshot above (taken six days before the School announcement), I was in a mental and physical state where I was literally juggling a 14-month old baby with trying to take photographs of knitted colourway swatches. It wasn’t an easy time, but I was compelled to do it, regardless. It was time.
(you can read the whole long original blog post about the School of SweetGeorgia here)
This vlog topic came up for me recently because lately I’ve been hearing from other creatives who have been feeling stuck and frustrated… feeling like they aren’t gaining traction or getting anywhere with their creative work. It can be intensely disheartening to work so hard at the thing you love so much and feel like you are being blocked by obstacles every step of the way. I absolutely empathize.
In this week’s episode of Taking Back Friday, I wanted to share a bit of encouragement (or is it more like tough love?) that some things just take a long time. Nothing happens overnight. Stay the course, be persistent, be consistent, and just keep hitting publish.
In this video, I show you my blemishes, my mistakes, and my long trawl towards trying to build the School that I envisioned. It’s a celebration of endurance. I hope you’ll join me.
If you’d like to join us at the School of SweetGeorgia to see what we’ve built over the past two years, I invite you to use our coupon “TBF066” to get yourself $10 off the first month. This offer is good for all of May, so we hope to see you in the School soon!
PS. I wanted to thank my friends at Wakefield Productions for being SO AWESOME and helping me in this adventure.