Serenity Support is 1 year old!
OMG… we are 1!!
We are actually celebrating our 1st Birthday in business!
Being the spiritual soul that I am, I’m a true believer in that things always happen for a reason. Certain people come in to our lives, doors can close on us, and sometimes even the most painful experiences give us a gift within it.
This time last year, as the World ‘locked down’, I found myself on furlough and quite frankly terrified. I’m not ashamed to say that I have always suffered with my mental health, and whilst many people on furlough have sat back and enjoyed the breather… this filled me with dread. I know my danger points, and sometimes having too much time alone with my thoughts isn’t good for me. Although I was ‘busy’ tackling the new challenge of home-schooling (not for me, thanks!) I was really struggling with not channelling my creativity into something productive. I’ve worked ever since I was 16, and even when I had my babies I still ran my own business during those periods.
In February last year, I met THE most wonderful woman in the World.
My friend and I found a local spiritual shop that we didn’t previously know was there. We went in, spent about an hour in there admiring everything… and something really odd came over me. I am NOT an outwardly confident person, I am not salesy, I don’t do ‘small talk’ and I certainly don’t put myself forward for anything. There was just something about this shop and subsequently this woman…. that made me ask if I could manage their social media for them.
Now looking back, Nicki must’ve thought I was off my rocker (she now KNOWS that I am…!) and we had a meeting the following week and agreed on an energy exchange. It was never about the money for me, it was about learning & growing spiritually, & if I got a cheeky discount along the way then I was one happy witch!
Despite being on furlough, I knew my life was changing. My current boss was sadly selling her business, and I absolutely LOVED my job. It broke my heart that because of lockdown, we never got to give her a leaving ‘do, I never got to say goodbye to my office (which was in her house, so we worked very closely together!) and that door to my life closed abruptly and unexpectedly.
I spent the next couple of months busying my time for those I knew, I created a couple of websites, continued running The Soul Angels social media platforms and just spent the spare time and energy creating my own branding & website.
Eventually, my boss sold the business, and for one reason or another it didn’t work out. Coming from a working class family, I battled with the decision and went against my head and with my heart, and I left employment and went full steam ahead with Serenity Support. Honestly, I felt sick… but the feeling of relief after I handed my notice in, I knew I’d done the right thing for my mental wellbeing & for my family.
Why am I telling you this? Well, because sometimes it’s good to reflect on how far we have come in life. We also need to remember, that there is never a ‘right time’ to do anything, but I can whole heartedly say, I HAVE NEVER LOOKED BACK.
One year on, I have some amazing clients that I work with who honestly make my job the best in the world! Each one has their own way of working, and we have created a trust and bond, with the flexibility to use my own creativity, knowledge & expertise to get the best out of their businesses.
I’ll wrap this up, as let’s face it I haven’t won an Oscar…. But this is one thing I have to be thankful to lockdown for… it gave me the space to stop getting in my own way, to take the plunge and believe in myself, and sometimes you have just got to wing it!
I have so much to be thankful for, and wouldn’t be where I am today without these wonderful souls:
Dave – my husband, my best friend… you always believe in me no matter what ideas I throw around. Nothing is ever too much to ask, and you have supported me in ways I could never have imagined.
Nicki – my client, my mentor, my friend & my soul Mum! Your guidance & friendship knows no bounds. Nothing I say is too crazy or wacky… we muddle through & the connection I feel to you is unreal.
My sister, Jen – boy have we had our ups and downs over the years… (stubborn, us??) but you’re by my side every step of the way, teaching me, generally calming me down, and helping to unfuck my brain one process at a time!
My dear Mum, Ros – without you I don’t know where I’d be. You care so deeply for me & my children & Dave is the Son you never had! Without you, I would be unable to dedicate so much time to my career, so thank you.
Natalie – the branding clarity queen! You gave me such focus and drive on where I want to be. Your enthusiasm is infectious & I can’t wait to work with you again in the future.
The Women Empowering Women Ambassadors – this group of incredible women give me so much inspiration. Each one following their dreams & smashing the crap out of them! Our monthly get togethers keep me on track & focused on achieving what I need.
Here’s to another amazing year for Serenity!
Thanks to the little blue balloon & iced.uk for my branded goodies!