January is finally over… It was a really strange month for me. I don’t like January, I feel sad after the happiness of Christmas and having to say goodbye to another year. January 2015 had a bit of a twist… I sadly was made redundant from a job that I loved and worked on for nearly four years. I put together, designed and coordinated a free local magazine called Garden Buzz. Unfortunately, we had to let it go due to running costs.
To be made ‘redundant’ is like a grieving process. I’ve cried, felt angry, worried and scared. Somedays I felt numb and didn’t have a get up and go in me. I’ve spent some time on the allotment thinking about where I go next. So after lots of support from my family and friends, I’ve decided to grab life by the balls! I’m going to go it alone and set myself up as a freelance designer! I’m in the process of setting up my new website for my online portfolio, I’ve designed my stationery and set up a new Facebook page. It’s been great to keep my mind active.
So I wanted to show you what I’ve come up with…
As you know I’m completely bonkers about bees, they intrigue me. I admire how busy they are and how hard they work. I want to adopt their business 😀 Instead of making honey, I want to create new designs 😀 – although honey would be great! So the bees and honey comb impacted quite a lot on my design 🙂
I want to thank my family and friends for their words of support as I set off on this new and exciting (and slightly daunting) journey. It’s going to take time to heal and build my confidence again, but I will get there. I’ve had a great four years in my last job and it has helped me to get where I am today.
Onwards and upwards for Lottie Land Girl and Karrie Brown Design