Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Decisions, decisions..

As you'll know if you're one of the lovely people who has taken time to read this blog, I set up another one. Actually I am glad I did as it is fulfilling the need in me to make work other than Moobaacluck work! However the happy thing about it is that it has resulted in me falling in love with Moobaacluck again - not because I missed it - I've actually been very busy painting for Moo these last couple of weeks, but because I can now see how it can develop in the future and the things I worried about aren't really things that are unsolvable.They can all be dealt with as and when.

Christmas Kitten - copyright Gabriella Buckingham

Although I was advised by a few people to have just one blog and incorporate everything I do there  I miss blogging here and keeping up with Blogger friends too which is so much easier to do if you are blogging regularly. I love to try new things and keep learning and sometimes that takes you full circle.

I was going to ask your thoughts on whether you think I should resurrect this blog.. I'd actually started a new one on Moobaacluck.com which you can see if you're quick. There's only one post!
But as I write I find I answer my own question. I know it can be done, even if no one but me actually reads what I write. Scratch that. I think I might have been just getting Nostalgic?  I can still keep up with you all through my reader:) I suppose if you miss me you will seek me out and if not then *sob* . If any of you have two blogs for two strands of business please let me know below - how does it work for you? do you wish it was all in one place?

Blogging actually gives me real pleasure. I make mistakes - I goof up  (can you tell I've been listening to Amercian interviews) and can be a little too warts and all sometimes. I forgive myself. Life is too short. Enjoy it and don't worry about what other people think you SHOULD do. If you're happy doing it, do it. One of the absolute pure joys of being a solo self employed business woman - for yes that's what I am in my haphazard but increasingly determined way is that you are in charge.

Some of you will know that my grandfather died this week at the age of 94, he had a long life and for almost 93 years a very healthy one. The first half of his life was so eventful - in charge of a ship of men to sail to defend the Suez canal, I can't help but think he must have been bored and frustrated with life in his last two years, relatively housebound. When someone you love dies it makes you question what is important. Embracing life is and making the most of it. Opening up not shutting down. Doing what you love. Being with those you love as much as possible.

All obvious and this post has turned into one of those bare my soul types again! It helps me X


4 comments:

  1. I'd say keep to one Gabs, life's far too complicated as it is to have more stuff to wander between. I like the idea of blogging to try out whatever idea comes into your head at that moment. Let it grow and change direction with you in one place. Also don't worry about how it reads to others, it'll read fine if you're just being the lovely open honest you.

    Death of a loved one does make you take stock of life. Sorry to hear of your families loss.

    X

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  2. Thanks Lisa x

    I've just remembered I did export all the articles to Wordpress from here. So it is there if anyone can be bothered to try and find it all! Just need to catagorise it properly and put a search box in. Perhaps I was just being nostalgic :) Wonder if anyone reading this has two or more blogs!

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  3. If you love doing something, just keep doing it :) As you know Gabs, I have many streams of my creativity too and I find myself asking the same question a lot, but I refuse to be forced to 'fit' (square peg, round hole!). That's the beauty of creativity and creativity is trying out lots of things... often all at once!

    Keep being you and do what you love and people will love it too. If they don't, then they're not the people you need to worry about anyway ;)

    Good to hear you're painting away at Moo again though - I love Santa Cat! Meow!

    Sorry to hear about your Grandfather - what a fabulous age to live until though and a real hero of our time.

    Live without regrets!

    I hope you and the Moobaacluck family have a great bank holiday

    Angie x

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    1. Thank you so much Angie - I am still a bit confused truth be told!! I will work it out:) xx Happy Weekend to you too

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