Today’s post is incredibly exciting and I would be lying if I didn’t admit to being slightly nervous to publish this. But it is about time I took another leap into the unknown.
Almost a year ago (Well in a few months) I decided to take a leap of faith and relaunch All Things Gee with slightly different branding. I decided that it was time to get back into writing more consistently and throwing myself back into my passion.
However as you will find out things changed slightly and a new approach had to be taken. I am hoping this post explains things a little but also gets you excited for what is to come.
What Has Changed?
Once the relaunch happened I decided to take yet another leap of faith and apply for a promotion at work, which I managed to achieve. This means that the time I planned to spend here with you all decreased a little.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
This question has to be up there with one of my least favourite things to be asked. Which is ironic because it was one of the questions I was asked when I joined my current company. At that point I could have answered you straight away.
Ironically 16 year old me loved this idea. The idea of a five year plan just made sense and we had one. A very detailed what we would be doing, where we would be living and who we would be living with. Everything written down in extreme detail. What she however refused to acknowledge was that sometimes life has a different plan for you and throws things at you left, right and centre. So by the time we reached 21 the end of our five year plan we were living a very different life. We were not doing what we expected to be doing, we certainly were not living where we had planned and not with the people we had planned it with. That is not to say some of the differences were not amazing. I ended up with not one degree but two. One of which was a masters (albeit that this was just after my five year plan).
It however means I am not a huge fan of the idea of a five year plan. That is not to say I do not have a list of things I would like to achieve but less of a detailed five year plan.
A couple weeks ago we were asked this question in a work call, I chose not to answer based on the fact that I did not know how to explain my stance on this. But it did give me something to think about.
In five years what did I want to be doing?
The immediate thought was expressing my creativity at a more consistent pace, writing, living in my favourite place in the entire world. Doing something I love. I realised I could start to make one of these happen.
Claiming back my creativity by choosing to give myself time to post here on All Things Gee. The thing is All Things Gee holds a massive part of my heart and yet I have forgotten to take the time to write and post, spend the time nurturing this part of me.
That is what this post is, a new beginning amongst a beautiful year (almost) old rebrand. Without All Things Gee I wouldn’t have started writing on a more creative manner, with my work in progress but also I would never have taken that leap of faith at the beginning of the year.
It is only right that I take a deep breath, close my eyes and leap into this once again. This time with a promise to myself and you guys that All Things Gee is here to stay and 2024 is just the beginning of this.
What is to come in 2024?
Two days consistent posting each week. That’s not to say I will not post more some weeks but the schedule for 2024 is a post every Tuesday and Thursday. Once a month on a Sunday I will be bringing back Tea and Toast and the post will be a little longer and a round up of the month. Chatty and fun and a time for us to reconnect.
I will be posting more consistently on associated social media and trying very hard not to talk myself out of this because of the cringey feeling that it can sometimes bring. Florence Given once said that it’s in the cringey moments we expand and guess what I think its about time we expand.
What would you like to see?
This is where I need you… What would you like to see topics, random ideas at this point I’m all ears…