So, August has arrived albeit with more of a quiet fizzle than a bang, but it means we’re now well over halfway through 2016! Can you believe it?? I don’t know about anyone else but I find that quite scary because I really don’t know where the first seven months of the year have gone. They’ve just flown past in a blur. When that happens some people say it’s a sign of getting older whilst others say it’s a sign of simply being too busy. Whatever the reason – I wish it would just slow down a bit!
The one good thing though is new month, new opportunities. I always see the start of a new month as a chance to look at all the things you still want to achieve before the end of the year and, if your goals are still the same, put plans into place to make sure you achieve them.
Over the last few months I’ve been looking at new opportunities for Cupcakes and Cadenzas and deciding on the best way to take it forward into 2017. You’ll see that the new blog tagline is ‘crafting|creativity|heart-centered living’ which means lots of new posts, info, hints, tips and advice on living a creative life but doing so in a heart-centered way.
Not sure what heart-centered living is?
It’s all about living your life ‘on purpose’ and intuitively. It’s about listening to your heart instead of your head. It’s basically, about doing the things in life that you love doing rather than the things you’re supposed to do.
I’m going to be showcasing some of my favourite crafts on Cupcakes and Cadenzas including knitting, crochet and jewellery making. I’ll let you know what I’m up to, what’s coming up in my new and soon to be opened Etsy shop and I’l also include some tutorials so that you can try out some of the stuff for yourself. Each month I will also showcase a new craft for you to try and will have regular updates on how it’s going. Some I will do myself and others will be done by guest crafters. I’m hoping that this will provide something for everyone.
I’m going to start a whole new section which contains content specifically for crafters and creative people to help them get their wonderful creations out into the world through the use of blogging and social media. One thing I’ve been finding out recently is that, very often, crafters and other creative people might have the most wonderful products and services to offer the world, but have no idea how to get them out there – particularly online. Another thing that people tell me is that they would love to put themselves out there but they just don’t have the confidence and, as a performance coach who helps actors, musicians and performers to overcome fear and to #bebrave, that’s something I can definitely help you with.
The thing is, we’re so lucky nowadays because, with a little bit of effort, we can showcase our offerings to the entire world. Up until a few years ago, that just couldn’t happen; it was the stuff that dreams were made of. But now it’s reality and if you’re not taking advantage of it you’re really missing a trick so, if this is something that interests you, stick around. I have tons of useful information and advice for you.
And that’s where I’m at at the start of this exciting new month.
Please feel free to share any exciting new ventures that you intend to start this month or, any plans that you have to get your goals on track before the end of the year.
As always, you can comment on this post in the comment section below. You can contact me using any of the methods listed on the CONTACT page and you can always find me on the Cupcakes and Cadenzas Facebook page by clicking here. Also, if you know of anyone else who might be interested in any of this, please share the post with them.
That’s it for today but in the meantime…keep on creating,