General Update Musing


I thought I would pop by and just have a bit of a ramble…

I seem to be failing a little at my photo a day project this month – I am not sure why, but I am not going to beat myself up about it too much.  I am just going to go with it, but the updates will probably stop – 1:  am sure they weren’t the most inspiring posts and 2: what’s the point of them if I have missed some days!?

I have just been feeling a little distracted I suppose, we have been setting up our Etsy shop and trying to get some things at the actual shop sorted and I guess my focus has been a little all over the place.

I have been trying to sort out this focus issue, but I am really not sure how to go about it – my mind seems to fragmented that I don’t really know where to start.  I have been trying to switch off from devices at a sensible time and try and wind down so I get some proper sleep which I think must be a good place to start.  I am always tempted to do another media detox like last year, but it seems like there are so many things that I need to do online for the shop that it never seems to work.

Does anyone else work for themselves and find it so so hard to find a good work/life balance?  It’s like you never switch off completely.  I am not even sure if I am moaning about that, because I am obviously going to do anything I can to get the business flying.

Anyway, I am reading quite a bit when the shop is quieter as it is still cold and grey here and the season hasn’t really started yet.  The distractions creep into this hobby too though – sometimes I can read pages and pages without actually having taken notice of any of the words.  Does anyone else do this?  I still turn the pages and move my eyes, but no words sink in.  Weird.

What has everyone else been up to lately – I feel like I am completely out of the loop here!

Any tips for regaining focus?

Organdie. x


What am I Doing?

Making: Time for me – sometimes.

Cooking: Nope…Can’t be bothered so much lately.  Bad, I know.

Drinking: Tea and all things hot in an attempt to warm up slightly.

Reading: A lot of different things, I am trying to get down to one or two things at a time so my concentration has a little chance!

Wanting: Too many things that I don’t actually need.

Looking: Forward

Playing: The piano again after quite a long time off.  Can still remember how to do it – whoohooo!

Wasting: Not a lot, trying to be good in all aspects of this…

Sewing: Still nothing – perhaps I will learn one day…

Wishing: For some prolonged periods of sunshine – bring on spring!

Enjoying: Being a shop owner.

Waiting: For the town to get a bit busier and for people to really start to find us at the shop!

Liking: A routine again

Wondering: About a lot of stuff really, keeps my brain full!

Loving: Yoga still, I am getting the stage where if I don’t practice for a day or two I don’t feel quite right.

Hoping: That we will make a great success of Saltmarsh and Samphire this year!

Marvelling: Yep – always

Needing: Clothes and a new pair of shoes – not nearly as much as I want.

Smelling: Nag Champa incense – mmmmm, my favourite!

Wearing: My old jeans, maybe for the last couple of times because they are full of holes.  Sad.

Following: A lot of interests and people, always

Noticing: The slow changes in the weather – it is getting warmer, finally!

Knowing: Not enough

Feeling: A bit on the tired side!

Bookmarking: Far too many things for my brain to cope with!!

Opening: Saltmarsh and Samphire!

Giggling: A lot, but probably not enough!

What have you been up to lately?

Organdie. x

(This idea was shamelessly stolen from Pip at Meet Me At Mikes)

First week at the shop

Well the first week at Saltmarsh and Samphire has zipped by! We have had a wonderful time.

Our opening day was a great day – lots of people came in to see us and we sold a few things into the bargain which was brilliant.

big open

We have found that even sitting in the shop in the slightly quieter moments during the day is lovely.  I think it is a great space and I am so pleased to call it my own – and I am really looking forward to the rest of the year and beyond!





Organdie. x