Time to Refocus

Spring has finally arrived and we are officially in full bloom! The skies are blue and clear (for the most part!), and a sweet scent—a combination of cherry blossom, mowed lawns and barbecues—dances on the breeze. The longer days, warmer temperatures, and feel-good Vitamin D inspire us—and this is where the ideas and motivation come flowing in abundance, like a stream gliding and babbling across rocks.

My Spring has brought with it the seeds of new ideas and new projects, as well as an overflowing watering can to nurture the projects already under way. The time spent away from my brand and writing during recent months (perhaps best referred to as a period of hibernation) has given me some much-needed time to reflect, regain perspective and re-instil the drive that no obstacle will prevent my progress. And so, the next two-thirds of the year will be more productive and marked with milestones.

The next few months will present the second in The Book Creatives series, as well as a second work of fiction—one that has been in the works for years. And, of course, my teaching journey will begin. Furthermore, Hayley Paige as a brand will undergo much of a shape and shift change, with an array of new colours and facets, and new stars to shine.

There is much to look forward to if we can look beyond the immediate. There is a world of potential—so much more than just a world, in fact—and we can do whatever we set our minds to if only we encourage ourselves to focus. Now is a time for refocus and for allowing inspiration to make itself known in any form it chooses.

The telescope is out and I am redirecting my gaze to the stars.