Sunday, April 18, 2010

A change isn't as good as a rest, but can be more interesting

Well, I haven't been here for so long, maybe no one drops by anymore...

Lots has changed in the last few months: I was made redundant for a start! I don't quite understand why the first job I've really felt was worthwhile should also be the one which has its funding stopped and from which I'm made redundant. That's life, eh? And, of course, as it had been relatively short-term employment, there was no redundancy payment and I don't get Jobseekers' Allowance. Hmmm, good job I'm not one to complain.

But, I have a new scheme. I'm opening a wool shop. Well, all being well, I am. I'm not counting any chickens because counted chickens are so inclined to bite you on the bum. But, that's my plan. I've been to my silver entrepreneurs workshops, I've registered as self-employed, I've contacted people about property to rent, I'm opening a business bank account and when the final pieces slot into place, I'm away.

How exciting is that? Well, it's fairly exciting for me. Actually, it's terrifying.

Whoops...almost forgot to mention: new blog coming soon, I hope, with lots of lovely close ups of lambs and rainbow-coloured hanks of gorgeous yarns and...well, I'll try to make it nice...

Phew, wish me luck!

14 comments:

彭昱宏 said...

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Dianne said...

Starting your own business can be nerve wracking, but it's a great feeling to be your own boss. I wish you lots of luck in your new endeavor.

Honeysuckle said...

Thanks! I am definitely nerve-wracked at present.

SpiralSkies said...

Wow, that really does sound terribly exciting (and yes, just a little terrifying).

Sending love and luck - it'll be brilliant!

Raisa said...

I think you have a lot of courage for starting on your own. There will probably be a lot of ups and downs, but do not give in. I have always believed that if you put in hard work, energy, and love, an endeavor can never fail. I wish you all the best on your new entrepreneurial endeavor.

Honeysuckle said...

Many thanks Ms Spiral and Raisa. Definitely a lot of ups and downs! We're getting the downs out of the way early on...

Pat Posner said...

Sending loads of good luck your way, Honeysuckle!

Just think of all the story ideas you'll get, too!

xxPat

Shirley Wells said...

Oh my goodness, I missed this. How very exciting. Yes, I'm sure it's scary too but anything worthwhile is a bit frightening at first.
Lots of luck in your new venture. Hope it all goes wonderfully well for you.
And can't wait to see the new blog!

Honeysuckle said...

Thanks very much, Pat and Shirley. We're at that lovely stage at present - weighing up different wools and wandering round antique/junk shops looking for shop fittings. So far we've splashed out on...er, a couple of chairs!

Karen said...

Sorry to hear about the redundancy, but they door say every ending creates a new opportunity.

As an occasional knitter, I think a wool shop's a fab idea - good luck with it and keep us posted :o)

Karen said...

God knows where the word 'door' came from - I must have been thinking of another saying at the time!!

Honeysuckle said...

Thanks, Karen - weird how those odd words creep in, isn't it? I find Word often makes an educated guess at what I wanted to say and quite often it makes even less sense than what I'd planned.

Natasha said...

I just wanna say Honeysuckle is my favorite smell ever! Keep blooming!

Honeysuckle said...

Mine too, Natasha. We have a wall trellis full of it near the front door - getting a bit out of hand at the moment (trellis is leaning over the pavement scarily) but looks nice when in full blossom.