April News from the workshop – Living the life you dream of

In January 2021, I completed a vision workshop with Michala Leyland from Wood for the Trees Coaching . She taught me how to visualise a perfect day, visualise what I want to achieve in my personal life and future regarding Semper Hopkins Upholstery & Interiors and how I can balance my time and achieve my dreams without burning out! Michala has helped change my perspective on how to use my time wisely and it is something I am so glad I have done! 2022 is the year I will be focusing on myself more and my family more so we can live the life we dream of.

Seen 2 Book…

Amongst all of the other plans that have taken place this year, I have had the pleasure of taking part in a book called ‘ ‘Seen 2’’ collaborated by Katherine Massey. ‘Seen 2’ features 15 stories by 15 female entrepreneurs and I am super excited to be a part of it! It’s an opportunity to share our story and the book proceeds are all for charity. First deadlines have passed and we had to submit our draft of a bio and headshot. It makes it all the more real and I now need to focus on what part of my story I want to share. The book is due to launch in October 2022 look forward to sharing the journey with you.

End of term at pottery class…

As a busy working mum you don’t get a lot of time, you find yourself juggling lots of plates and trying not to run around like a headless chicken. It’s important to carve out time for your own self care. I started out looking for a new hobby, something that I can do to wind down after a busy day and take my mind off things. I enrolled in a night class in pottery at Cheshire Clay Pottery. I loved the whole experience, getting to learn skills whilst connecting with other people in a creative environment.

However I’m not good at night, I was finding that I was even more tired as I was trying to squeeze something else into an already busy week. So I’ve decided not to enrol in another term this time. As most of you know I turned my hobby of upholstery into my business so I’ve been looking for a new creative hobby that I can do at home to unwind and take my mind off things. So I’ve done a bit more research and thinking about what I enjoy. I used to love Art at school and completed it through to GCSE level. I’ve decided to start an art course and I’m trying to out on in May at will be starting an Which Craft – Art and Craft Workshops – Crewe 

Featured in the Cheshire Magazine…

We were very proud to have a Q&A feature in the March/April edition The Cheshire Magazine. It was part of my business vision in 2022 for Semper Hopkins Upholstery & Interiors to be more visible, and build more relationships and connections.  A third of the way through the year and we’ve been on the radio, in local papers & regional glossy magazines. A great start to the year and super proud of our achievements. Thank you to the help of Michelle Ewen & Christian Ewen from Write on Time Ltd.

40th Birthday celebrations…

As you may have already guessed, I am very much a creative individual. I love learning new things and being able to take the skills that I learn to use them again and again. I have had the pleasure of attending a fused glass workshop at the Forsbrook Studio as an early 40th celebration which I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn a new craft! More exciting birthday plans await in April including getting away for ten days in Spain to carry on the celebrations with my family!

I hope you have enjoyed reading what I have been up to this month! Another month fulfilling achievements, building memories and being eternally grateful for my beautiful family – living the life you dream of.

We would love to hear how you’ve been spending your 2022 so far, what moments are you most proud of?

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