May 2022 – Conditional Living

May for me has been quite an emotionally tough month for many different reasons but also a month of realisations and lightbulb moments too. As I mentioned last month, I had planned to do some daily actions for 100 days leading up to my 45th birthday – when I thought of the challenge, I thoughtContinue reading “May 2022 – Conditional Living”

April 2022 – Head down, crack on!

April went in a bit of a blur really. It got to the 1st and I realised that a workshop I was delivering was in less than three weeks, plenty of time to prepare, however, I had to account for the long Easter weekend during this preparation time. I look back at my calendar andContinue reading “April 2022 – Head down, crack on!”

January 2022 – Being Authentically Me

Here we go again, another year to achieve our dreams! Like lots of other people, I find January a little overwhelming, all the talk about what will you achieve this year, plans and activities just tires me out thinking about it! Don’t get me wrong, if this kind of planning works for you then greatContinue reading “January 2022 – Being Authentically Me”

December 2021 – Catching my breath

December this year has been a time I attempt to catch my breath so to speak, for the last decade I haven’t really taken much time off at Christmas as I felt that if I wasn’t working I wasn’t earning money and that freaked the hell out of me. For most of the month, IContinue reading “December 2021 – Catching my breath”

August 2021 – A decade of Firecracker

This month the business has got crazy busy which I’m ecstatic about as have felt for a long time that it might be time for a complete change, my belly fire is still burning bright but my head was saying something different these feelings were heightened this month too because Firecracker celebrated being 10 yearsContinue reading “August 2021 – A decade of Firecracker”

June 2021 – All change…

Back in February (which feels a lifetime ago) I was given the opportunity to do some visiting tutor hours as part of the business and enterprise team at Bishop Grosseteste University here in Lincoln, I was teaching two modules for the first years and although I’ve been a trainer for over 20 years I’ve hardlyContinue reading “June 2021 – All change…”

March 2021 – Vanilla Caterpillar

March has been a strange kind of month for me, I’ve had several realisation that have affected me deeply. Back over Christmas, I made a promise to myself that 2021 would be different, I would invest in myself and my business more!! Some might think I do this already and maybe I do a littleContinue reading “March 2021 – Vanilla Caterpillar”

February 2021 – What day is it again?

Two down and ten to go, again this month seems to have whizzed by for me, mainly because I’ve had my head down working, there have been some days that I really have to work hard to remember what day, week or month it is!! At the end of January, I was offered the opportunityContinue reading “February 2021 – What day is it again?”

January 2021 – Escapism at home

As we entered a new year the inevitable announcement came that once again we were being asked to Stay Home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives. One thing I decided to do with the lockdown announcement was to turn my phone off at the weekend as I don’t need to be anywhere and in mostContinue reading “January 2021 – Escapism at home”