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Well, it’s been five weeks since launch night of http://www.gogochic.co.uk/. Where does the time go?
Feedback on our products has been really good. I have kept a few bits for myself! I know that’s not very business like, but I just can’t help it. Every time I wear our beach hut scarf it reminds me of my favourite place…the beach and it makes me smile. These particular scarves have proved really popular, and I’m going to order some more yippee! Along with our fabulous multi hearts scarves too.
We have had some new products arrive this week. A fabulous campervan scarf, and some beautiful earrings and rings. I’m looking forward to getting those photographed and on the website really soon. I’m going to try my hardest not to keep any for myself, but I think the Campervan scarf is going to make me beam when wearing it.
We have been active on our Facebook page and now have over five hundred and twenty likes which is great as on night one I remember saying to my partner I wanted to see twenty five likes!
It’s been a great learning curve so far working out what works and what doesn’t, which can easily feel like a negative, but without learning from your mistakes or trying new things you will never progress and be better.
We have six weeks until the big 10K run in Birmingham. I have kept up my running programme even though some days it would be so easy not to put my running shoes on. But every time I go out that initial dread soon turns into a great feeling. I’m still using words in my head to push myself and it seems to be working. I know it may sound mad but telling yourself ‘ You can do it ‘ ‘Have strong legs!’, My favourite is ‘Winners never quit!’ and ‘Come on, you are not a failure, you can do this’ makes me able to visualise myself back on my front door step and imagine that feeling of euphoria that I have completed what I set out to do. I always get that rush when I get home and I still can’t believe I’m able to run, I would never have dreamed of doing this six months ago.
We ran six miles on Sunday, even though after two miles we both said we could give up. We didn’t, we kept going. The last mile was really tough, but it was such a great feeling when we completed it…..my joints weren’t too happy though!
This is me, the lady who has always hated any form of exercise as ‘I’m not born to be athletic!’ and I’m going to be running a 10k race…it seems crazy!
We have decided we want to run and raise money for the charity called Sands which makes it even more special and rewarding as we will be helping a great organisation.
This past week has also made me realise that its so easy to take life for granted. Life is precious and happiness can easily be taken from you so quickly. So my advice is: Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about the ones who don’t. Believe things happen for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy. They just promised it would be worth it.
*Jenny Price is a motivational self employed diet & nutrition consultant running four self-help groups. Based in Worcestershire this thirty-something single mum of two boys would describe herself as prone to fits of dippiness, 80’s music aficionado, wannabe twitter geek, decaf tea junkie and a burnt food expert. Chasing her mortgage free dream this busy mum is launching a new jewellery brand www.gogochic.co.uk. Read about the ups and downs of her work-life balance and pick up some tips to help you achieve your goals.