Saturday, October 11, 2008

Polly's Mind Cues


This post is a little thank you to the people who have been so kind and provided me with huge quanities of inspiration and encouragement. It is not often that you come across someone who is willing to give honest and reliable advice; but somehow I seem to have been lucky enough to have found some truly great critics...

Darina Loakman who introduced me to the concept of WHAM'ing and all the resources out there for people like me. Without her influence I certainly wouldn't be the confident blogger and website owner promoting my very own brand of handmade wedding stationary over at Vinca Cards!

Despite Fibromyalgia/ME; for several years I haven't checked myself into a nearby institution for the clinically bored and terminally insane! Thanks to the stimulation provided by the whole business of WHAM'ing, my memory is 100% better than it was a year ago and I am using my time constructively even while I am resting...

I have developed a keen interest in business from a pleasant past-time; with astounding results; having been forced to take a leave of absence from my profession as a health care worker. While my energy levels may not be what they could be; they are certainly much improved. I can do my weekly shopping with relative ease; which is largely due to a first class family doctor and an understanding consultant.




Jean, Lorna, Niamh, and so many others have put themselves out to answer my questions or send me messages on subjects that few would even show interest in. I even received a telephone call from a total stranger the other day; advising me to sort out my e-mail address as soon as possible.

All I could do was laugh the laugh of the embarrassed and agree with her - I had simply not got around to changing it to a dedicated e-mail address and let's face it; yahoo.co.uk doesn't sound as good as pollypierce@vincacards.com does it? I was thankful to her for being courageous and acting on her convictions. I just wish I'd thought about it before I re-vamped my business cards and placed my ad in the paper!

DG, the two boys and BJK have all been so supportive and patient with me. The house is a mess and unfortunately my good friends Fly Lady & The Household Helper haven't succeeded in converting me from slob to housekeeper just yet. Rome wasn't built in a day; I'm getting there and my family are right behind me...

What happens next is a mystery. I have resources and tools at my disposal to help me over the next hurdle; and an interest in business development. I hope to report back in another year that things have gone from strength to strength. This will take both time and money to achieve; but hopefully I am on the write (sic) track...

Polly Pierce
Vinca Hand Made Greeting Cards & Wedding Stationary

3 comments:

Darina said...

Polly,

You've just made my day ! we all have days where we wonder are we doing the right thing, what on earth are we doing ! and I'm having one of those weeks never mind days LOL and you've just brightened it up no end.. I think your words have done more for me than anything my websites can deliver :)

I love watching you go from strength to strength and long may it continue

Niamh said...

Hi Polly,

Thanks for the little thank you!... it was unexpected and un-necessary, but thank you just the same.

Polly Pierce said...

Good Heavens Ladies! It was the least I could do; thanks to all the lovely people I've met at IBW and elsewhere on the net I'm enjoying life more than ever, while rising to the challenge of marketing a fledgling business. I'd never have done any of it without ye...