Getting creative - Hero workshop ...
A couple of months ago I attended a fantastic creative workshop at Hero in Stockbridge, Hampshire ...
Specialising in stylish everyday womenswear, footwear, gorgeous homewares and accessories along with stationary, beautiful gift cards and so much more - Hero is like a beautiful lifestyle blog brought to life in bricks and mortar.
Aswell as being a swoon worthy shopping destination, they, more importantly for me, also hold regular creative workshop days in the back studio ranging from calligraphy, Instagram photography and tips on successful blogging.
I had just started Pinderpix and was feeling super unorganised and bit bogged down, a friend had spotted the 'become a confident blogger' workshop and sent me a link and suggested I go along to gain a bit more information and give me a push in the right direction.
The workshop was held by lovely Hero founder Laura Turner and top blogger Amanda Start, creator of the beautiful Onlinestylist.
Laura originally embarked on her Hero journey by beginning a lifestyle blog, and this led her to opening the shop. Amanda's personal blog has become one of the most successful UK lifestyle blogs on the web. Both ladies were wonderful, warm, smart, friendly and so open about their own journeys and struggles aswell as their successes and gave invaluable advice.
I'm so glad I went, apart from having a lovely day - and lunch, topped off with a delicious vegan chocolate cake 😍 - meeting friendly, like minded people from different backgrounds, I really took some valuable information from what Laura and Amanda and the rest of the group shared, regarding blogging and just life in general! I definitely came away feeling inspired.
I understand that it can seem a bit self indulgent, but I think as adults we should continue to seek out the things that help us grow in confidence and figure out what we want from life, whether it's joining a hobby group, enrolling on a course or class related to your career or a one day workshop, a weekend retreat, sometimes just something that can reset our usual way of thinking can have a really positive effect.
I think it's easy for us to look at others and feel like they've got it all mapped out, that some people just know what they're doing in life, but the truth is we all have our own struggles, peaks and troughs and feel overwhelmed from time to time. And remember everyone started somewhere.
So if you're thinking about signing yourself up to a course or workshop I say go for it, what's the worst that could happen ..?