Hello 2017!

by Claire Chapman |

Hello 2017!   Hope your holiday was relaxing, full of laughs and plenty of quality time spent with loved ones.  There is nothing quite like the anticipation of being with loved ones, however brief the time is with them. It is just such a wonderful time to eat, indulge, to forget ones troubles and to have some fun.   I have come back to work with all sorts of good intentions, as I never make New Year's Resolutions.  They are just too hard to keep!  Today I started yoga again after a 2 year absence and wondered why the hell I stopped. Last week I started jogging (again), but this may not last long as my husband tells me it is bad for your knees!

This will be my third year going it alone with this bag adventure and I have finally cut all strings to the paid employment world, by resigning from my part time job this year. I have taken the total plunge and look forward to what the future will bring for Small World Dreams. Some of you will know that this venture started out as a way to combat a battle with depression and it has given me such a sense of peace and joy and my family's support has been amazing, especially my long suffering husband who has put up with many a weekend fending for himself while his wife hides away in her workroom. It is hard work with many a long hour teaching myself about the crazy world of social media, among other things. My daughter's are amazed that their mum actually knows more about Instagram than they do or have more followers!  

Thank you to everyone who has been on this journey with me, supported me and who see my vision to create an eco-conscious accessory, that supports small business here in Australia.  Also, a huge thank you to all the repeat customers (you know who you are)!
  "Positive anything is better than negative nothing" Elbert Hubbard