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just keep swimming

Against the current

Following your dream is no easy feat; sometimes we all need a gentle reminder to ‘just keep swimming’, even if it means going against the current. There’s a wonderful quote by Colin Powell that’s kept me pushing on against the waves in the past, “a dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”

The old saying goes, that nothing worth having comes easy, and this is especially true when you’re working to make your dream a reality. After all the blood, sweat, (lots of) tears; after the long days spent working your day job, sleepless nights spent dabbling with your ‘dream job’, I promise you that it will be SO worth it. When I think back to the early days of NOTHS, the bloody hard ‘baked bean’ days, the assortment of offices, of baby Harry sleeping under my desk; I look back so fondly, proud of the fact we kept swimming, when it would have been so easy to give in, and let that current carry us away.

When I think back to last year and launching Holly & Co (yes, It’s nearly our first birthday!) and the years it took to get to a point, where we’d sort of worked out our path… My goodness, I did ask myself if I was doing the right thing – doing ‘something’ again!

This Monday morning, work on your stroke a little more; kick those legs a bit harder, strengthen your posture and lift your head up. Big things are on the horizon. Just keep swimming!

Beautiful screen print by Basil & Ford, available online or at the work/shop.

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