This week's bird in the hand could include lots of things on my list, but instead, I've just decided to choose one thing that I am grateful for - and that is my blog "Merry Go Round" friends.
I started the Merry Go Round on September 25th, 2008 as a monthly blog post where a group of artists/craftswomen could all blog on the same topic on the last Friday of every month. There have always been between 8 and 12 of us blogging. Originally the group formed by my inviting people who also sold on Dawanda and who's work I liked. They then invited others to join in and so it continued with new people joining when others left. Sadly, I have never met any of the "merriers" face to face.
There are 4 of us who have stayed the test of time from the beginning - myself, Mariana, Sara and Agathe.
I've now decided to leave the group, as things are changing and my mind just doesn't seem quite in it anymore. But I am SO grateful for all that the merry go round has done for me. I have "met" some wonderful people, made great friendships, felt supported, felt inspired, felt understood, felt cared for and many other things too. It's been a wonderful group of people.
Our questions/topics each month have made me think carefully and differently about subjects and I've enjoyed the challenge of writing down my thoughts and ideas.
It has been a great journey during which we've seen each other and our businesses change and develop. I hope to do something similar again in the future, as it truly has been a fascinating experience for me.
So thank you to all the present and past Merriers. I hope the merry go round keeps spinning and you all stay merry. xxx