Big hello! – Although I feel like shouting an “I am back!” whilst holding my fist and punching forcefully into the air; but I doubt very much that the imagery will translate into words as well as I envision it. Bottom line? I have been busy. It feels like the most inappropriate, yet appropriate statement to make at this point. I had to take a moment of recluse (although not entirely exclusive to complete seclusion from the public and society per se) but Zer Blog prohibited me from focusing and achieving certain goals that I set upon myself – i.e. conceptionalising my ideas and getting my business off the ground. Fellow bloggers will sympathise with me, as taking care of a blog (or web content management in general) can be very time consuming. I decided to prioritise by focusing on the task at hand. This has served me well as I was able to successfully complete my millinery training, bring our concept to life and have a product to sell. Yes, a tap on the back to us at Kiyana Wraps!
So what’s been up Madeleine? Whachu been doin’?
Africa Fashion Week London 2013 came and went. Here is a snippet from the pre-shoot interview that I did two months ago. A “highlights” post of my favourite moments beckons, therefore I shall share that with you very soon.
It has been challenging
Finding that “work-life balance” that I keep inexplicably reading about in women’s magazines and website articles of late, is a concept that I am still trying to decipher as I type! It is true that “becoming your own boss” has its perks (in terms of flexibility of working hours and the autonomy in risk taking and/or decision-making), but to its disadvantage, it means switching off mentally is almost impossible as you are having to do many things by yourself. That said, I am trying to teach my mind and body to do one thing at a time. Regulating the control-freak and perfectionist in me requires a restraint straitjacket, however I am beginning to get the gist of it all… arguably. Theory aside; it is a good start.
What have you been up to?
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Love from Mads.