Thursday, 7 February 2013

What Has Made Me Cheerful This Week?

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart
This has been another week that has quite literally flown by as we have been so busy.  I was worried it might be a bit of an anti-climax given the amount achieved last week but I am glad to say the momentum has continued. 
If you want to be really cheered by people doing good for the world, check out Mummy from the Heart Michelle's Reasons to be Cheerful #R2BC #GoodWork #TeamHonk.  Then join up with the blog-hop once you have given some thought to your own high points of the week.  I know I say it every week, but even in the worst weeks you can generally find something positive and that helps on its own.
This week again has been a good one for family and for me personally.  The first point is something that made my heart swell until I thought it would burst, my eyes awash with tears and my mind more determined than ever that J1 will do as much as we can possible get him involved in.
* Many of you know I have recently returned to running and the story behind why I started the activity.  During my last race (back in October) I decided that I would love for J1 to be able to say he had been in a race.  He often says 'Can I come running with you Mummy?' when I am getting ready to go out training.  Obviously J1 is never going to be able to physically put his feet on the floor and run but not one to be foxed by such trivial barriers I thought about how we could make this happen.
Well of course, he can run with me.  Or, more to the point I can run with him.  Easy to say.  More difficult to actually do.  J1 is not a small boy and his chair is far from light.  My fitness is also not in peak shape after a knee problem and flu stopped me from training for three months.
Then I found, the most inspiring thing I have ever seen TEAM HOYT - I urge you to follow this link HERE and see the amazing determination of a father and son.  Read their story and have your heart filled with emotion of the true meaning of knowing no bounds of love for your child.
I am now determined to try and arrange a 'Our children will Run' race in the summer and am putting an action plan together of who I need to speak with to make it a reality.
* I am making progress on putting together pitch ideas for feature articles I would like to submit to various publications.  I wish I could work a bit faster on it, but I am still happy with the progress I have been able to make.
* I joined the Women in Business group for my local area and attended my first meeting yesterday.  It was quite inspiring and I was pleased to discover they work hard putting on events to raise money for local charities and charities close to members hearts.  The most enlightening thing about this was I attended the meeting without any nerves.  I felt confident about what I was doing - something that has somewhat eluded me in the past.
* I officially started working on my first paying clients Social Media work this week.  I have thoroughly enjoyed it and it has been good to see how I can fit it in around my main role as a stay at home mother. 
* We were scheduled for a house inspection this week, so two days of cleaning, tidying and de-cluttering were undertaken.  The inspector failed to show up and however annoying that is, it feels lovely to really be on top of the house chores!
That's me for this week, hopefully next week I will have my brief submitted for my company logo and web design.  Fingers crossed!


  1. Gosh you have been busy, what a wonderful idea about the running, I hope that you can get the race organised x

    1. Me too MO! I don't know what sort of hurdles we will have to jump to make it happen but I am ever the optimist!x

  2. I do hope your plans come together! x

    1. Many thanks. 2013 - the year of determination lol.

  3. Great news on all fronts Lynsey - love that you are looking into running with your children, J1 in aparticular - and I took a peek at that website - amazing! All this new work you are doing sounds fab! X. Email me and tell me about the projects you are working on! :o).

    1. Thank you OM! It is all very exciting stuff and keeping my spirits up.x

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    1. Yes, busy is the word. Not much ironing getting done but this is all more fun lol.

  5. wow - how inspiring - well done. x


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