1. A floral field throwback 2. Autumn leaves and ice cream 3. Cacti and a kitsch deer (candle c/o The White Company) 4. September light 5. Gorgeous blooms from a coaching client 6. Tea in the orangery 7. I spy a mint front door 8. Beautiful publications (c/o the various publishers) 9. Oxford wears autumn beautifully
1. An inspiring trip to London 2. A corner of my office 3. Flowers and friends at the Bicycle Blooms workshop 4. The calming scent of jasmine and mint (c/o Arum) 5. The pastel streets of Oxford 6. Sugar stripes (c/o Boden) 7. Happy Halloween 8. Trying new beauty products (c/o Clarins) 9. The prettiest Victorian terrace
I’m currently juggling a lot of things with my course, my coaching clients, freelance work, the blog/social channels and all the other things that life brings with it. In truth, I’m having to be pretty ruthless by saying no and pushing back – the assertive training I undertook in my previous job is serving me well!
Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great to say yes and to try new things, but sometimes we need to take a step back giving priority to the things that align with our goals. I’m living by the mantra, ‘less, but better’ after all, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to do it all.
That said I did accept a kind invitation to the Penguin Life lunch at Quo Vadis in Soho. It was a delight to meet some of the authors, hear about their publications and enjoy a much-needed break. I returned to Oxford feeling invigorated and it reminded me of how important it is to step away from my computer, meet new people and see different things.
If you’re heading to the Indie Oxford Christmas Market on Saturday 2nd December, then you’ll find me in the Creativity Salon where I’ll be offering some mini coaching sessions to tackle any smaller things you’d like to explore. Although the sessions are brief, they will give you an introduction to coaching which will be beneficial if you’re considering working with a coach.
So, if you have something you’d like to discuss – from looking at ways to develop your creativity to sharing your 2018 goals – I would be honoured to connect with you. For further details and how to book please head over to the Independent Oxford blog.
And finally, I’ll be geeking out (!) over vision boards in my December letter because creating one has been a game changer for me! To receive a copy and to hear how to create a vision board of your own, please join the Candy Pop mailing list.
Thank you, as always, for stopping by. I hope you have a beautiful day and a wonderful new season ahead.
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