Reinventing myself and why it's amazing.


You could say I'm currently in a state of flux at the moment. I'm not really sure what changed in the last few months but I seem to have decided to be a completely different person. I don't think it's a bad thing. In fact, it's turning out to be an excellent thing. But isn't it funny how it happens? I never really intended to outgrow interests or friends, but I did. And I made it work. Reinventing yourself can be amazing.

Recently, I've made new friends. This is a biggie for me because I've always found it incredibly difficult to get over that awkward introduction, small talk phase. And this isn't even in the dating world, this is purely in the friend-making world. I get nervous, I don't know what to talk about, I go bright red, and tend to get up and leave at the earliest convenience. However something must have twigged, and I'm not terrified by the thought of talking to someone new or hanging out with people after work. Maybe it's just the whole growing up thing, but the people I've become friends with recently are awesome, and I'm super stoked to have FINALLY acquired this life skill.

I started a new business. Like, that's quite a loaded five-word statement for me. And the fact that I'm actually using the word business, and not preceding it with the word little like I usually would means I must be taking this one quite seriously. I still adore Yarns as it gives me the opportunity to be creative when I craft content for clients. However, I have poured a lot of heart and soul into Hatchling, which is all about gifts for babies and fur babies. It's still growing, but I'm so excited for it to really kick off! 

What else has happened over the past few months? Oh, I've changed roles like a billion times. OK, maybe not a billion. It's keeping me on my toes, and I'm learning more than I could ever have imagined in absolute record time. I'm both terrified and exhilarated. The great thing about this new environment is that I've always loved learning new things and having lots to do, so at least I know it's definitely the right fit, even if it's scary.

Over the last few months I have learned some very, very important life lessons:

  • We outgrow people, and it's OK. Quality friendships are better than lots of friendships.
  • I can adapt to unexpected situations quickly and efficiently.
  • It's OK to ask for help, even if it's accepting your mum's help in cleaning your house.
  • Don't squash ideas until they're absolutely perfect. Get them out there and watch them evolve.
Lara Wyatt