If I could have one wish granted, it would be that you could see yourself the way others see you. The way they actually see you, not the way your shadow will have you believe.Read More
I was 11 when I was first made aware that my sadness and nervousness was perhaps not ‘just a phase’.Read More
You’ve got a thousand things on your plate; new client enquiries to answer, orders to pack, systems to update, invoices to chase, new designs to do, books to read...
And you feel like you have precisely zero hours to do it all in.
When we’re overwhelmed, we seem to go down one route and one route only: We panic. We procrastinate. We curl up in a ball and wish it would all just go away. We plan our fantasy escape to the other side of the world just so we can get away from all the work that we’ve got to do.Read More
I was that kid who was always muddy.
I loved adventure and taking risks. Skateboarding (awfully), surfing (if standing on a board for all of three seconds and then falling counts), singing Busted’s version of ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’ in front of my Brownie squadron in a so-embarrassing-I-can’t-possibly-describe-it top from Tammy (I got all of the words wrong and my Leader told me I should ‘leave the singing for the home’). I spent most of my weekends with my best mate on bike rides, pretending that we were two americans who had run away from home- every so often breaking into song and dance (yeah, I can’t really explain that in any other way than ‘too much Disney Channel’).Read More
'You can’t do it alone and you don’t have to’, he said.
I had just had a humongous screaming and crying fit with myself over some lost orders, unpurchased envelopes for an upcoming order and lots of unanswered emails piling up. I was angry; angry at myself for not thinking ahead; angry at the post office; angry at my inbox for Just. Never. Stopping and angry at myself again for choosing to go down this path. The first year of LH design was a tricky one, nonetheless. But hearing those words uttered by my partner was, what I imagine, it feels like when you’re thrown a lifejacket after hours of being lost at sea -- alone, cold and exhausted.Read More
Money is a subject that we tend to shy away from. Maybe it’s because of Britishness or because we’ve grown up being taught it’s rude to talk about it- I don’t really know. What I do know is that it’s more than healthy to talk about money. In fact, it’s vital that we open up a dialogue about it so we can earn more and start living the life we want.Read More