This year has been all about “the pivot” for me. With my injury becoming an ongoing condition and me trying lots of new things with the business and learning a ton, I think I’ve mostly lived up to my word for the year: Geronimo. It’s been a really challenging year on many levels, but I’ve been trying my best to always find the silver linings.
Tomorrow I’m starting something new. I took another leap and enrolled myself in a Visual Merchandising short course with one of the best schools for VM in the state. When I was looking at the things that light me up, that make me excited about working on this blog, I realised that taking a VM class could be a really great fit. I’m nervous to start, but I’m excited to learn.
I’ve realised that my passions lie in homewares, craft and fun things that make home feel happier. I’m still all about the little things you can do, the non-material things, but there’s just something about items in your home that help you feel good, that really speaks to me. I had the chance to attend a trade show recently and I felt really at home spotting which items would go together and that I also think others will love.
So, after 10 months of testing and changing and saying Geronimo, I am trying this on for size too. It seems that this is my year for it, so I’m giving it a go. I know that I have so much still to learn about VM and I am hoping that the next 8 weeks will be informative and interesting and maybe even spark an idea or two. It will finish up in early December and give me some thinking time for the Summer break.
I don’t know where it will lead, but for now, I’m okay with that. It’s not something I would have even thought of back in January, but I love that it’s a possibility now. I think it has taken some courage for me to try something new. It feels like it could be the beginning of something great. But, who knows? There’s a little over two months until I turn 30 and I’m excited for what my 30s might include. Here’s to silver linings and saying Geronimo as we zoom to the end of the year.
Do you have a word for the year? How has yours been going?
I just found this quote, but it spoke to me so strongly that I’m going to borrow the book from the library.