So today I moved into my flat for University and all my flatmates seem absolutely lovely. I am really excited to settle in properly and get to know new people.
I now have an official ‘Sense Of Self’ drawer under my new desk where I can keep all my wristbands, business cards, bank statements and other business paraphernalia together and in one place. Magic.
I will be updating all the Sense Of Self social media pages and keeping a close watch on the website and also any orders in between exploring more of the city and having a wild-but-not-too-wild time!
I’m now also beginning to focus more on the speaking and workshop side of business so if you think your school assembly needs spiced up or equally if you are a teacher and think your class could use a little extra encouragement and motivation then I actively encourage you to PLEASE get in touch via the website- http://www.sense-of-self.co.uk – as there is a special page for any questions or comments. (I’d love to hear from you)
Hope everyone is having a brilliant weekend 🙂
This photo was taken at the pre-launch party which again, was absolutely awesome. Sense Of Self was given a whole page of the Dunfermline Press yesterday!! A WHOLE PAGE!
I am thrilled that they used a photo which included all of the amazing young people who represent Sense Of Self as ambassadors.
The cheque has also been put into the bank so now begins a new chapter of the journey.
Today I was designing the t-shirts for my Sense Of Self Ambassadors (which are really awesome by the way!!!) and I was thinking about the fact that it is very nearly pre-launch party time which means it is also very nearly launch time too!
I’m pushing to launch Sense Of Self over the summer so that I can give my full attention to making sure everything runs smoothly and then can focus positively on University when I get there. My goal is to have Sense Of Self developing throughout my time as a student so that when I finish University I have a ready-made job and an ever growing business to support myself and avoid the panic of “I have a degree but there aren’t any jobs” and hopefully be able to offer jobs to others and build a Sense Of Self team.
But yeah today I remembered where the initial inspiration for Sense Of Self came from. It was because I always dreamed of being an art student and going to art school but then the closer I found myself towards the stage of my life where I had to make a decision, I realised that art is my hobby. Drawing is fun for me. I like to paint whatever inspiration throws at me. I do not enjoy being restricted and told what to do because creativity is a freedom and a form of expression and I wanted it to always stay that way for me. I want to feel like an art student without having the pressures of being an art student.
Back to business. My dream for Sense Of Self is that it will give others opportunities to find an idea that excites them and run with it. I want to show the world that you can absolutely live the life you always dreamed of. I want to start as an example of this and watch the world take notice.
Before I get carried away though we have the pre-launch party. Getting close, exciting!
IT’S SHOW TIME
I would like to take this opportunity to tell you all that I am (very ambitiously) hoping to host a kick-off event for Sense Of Self™ at the end of this month. The purpose will be to gather together a group of people who are willing to be ambassadors for Sense Of Self™ and also to celebrate the journey so far and hype up the excitement for the amazing things to come!
I am struggling to believe that it is already almost the middle of May. I keep setting myself deadlines for things then feign surprise when they creep up on me. There are only a handful of deadlines that I absolutely have to stick to no matter what as the rest are able to be pushed a little but I hope to stick to them anyway. My essential dates are May/June for a kick-off event, July (at the latest by the 15th approximately) to officially launch Sense Of Self™ and then I would have an official official launch party sometime in August! That may sound odd but my idea behind that is to have already successfully received and delivered orders so that we are celebrating the launch of a trading business (and so that it will be almost my birthday and I can have champagne…)
Before any of this though, it would be amazing to have more of a presence on Facebook and twitter. Ideally 500 likes/followers would rock so lets try and make that happen? I post really cool things 🙂
As an artist I am always interested in where others get their ideas and inspiration from. I have created a Pinterest page where you can see what kind of thing inspires me and where I get ideas for my new designs.