We just arrived home from vacation today. While many people use vacation as a time to get away from the humdrum of their daily routines, I use it as a time to reflect on what’s going on with me, connect with friends and family, and get inspired to move forward, both personally and professionally. This week, we spent time at Yosemite National Park, and in a place like that, there is much time for reflection and many, many things that can inspire you!
For me, I found inspiration in the tones of the granite walls of the valley floor, the shades of green and brown in the trees, and in what people wore as they experienced one of the greatest National Parks the US has to offer.
As we were driving home, I was making a mental list of everything that I needed to do: filling orders, researching fabric for a potential customer, actually sewing for the fall, and the holidays (which are fast approaching–yikes!), thinking about what I want my fall show booths to look like, the list goes on, really.
Once home, I took the time to go though my emails, and boy there were some good ones! It seems like quite a few emails, were geared for just what I needed to see after a vacation of reflection! One on becoming self-disciplined, one on what “your gift” is, another from a potential customer. It was perfect, really. Just what I needed to read, both personally and professionally.
I then spent some time on Pinterest. I get the best ideas there, and today was no different! I actually ran across a board with craft fair booth ideas, and I could not “repin” fast enough! Such great ideas on making a presentable, eye-catching booths, signage, etc.
So now, as I am ending my day, my clear mind achieved while on vacation was, in fact, a fleeting moment. In it’s place is a swarm of ideas, and energy to make this a great season for Bags by Stacey! I can not wait for tomorrow, and to start researching fabrics, display props, and actually start sewing!
Here’s to vacations and clear minds, however fleeting both may be!