There have been a number of 100 day challenges being accepted around the country. Our Penistone District franchise owner, Sara, has decided to accept the gauntlet and complete a ‘100 days of creativity’ challenge with her two children.
by Sara le Roux, Owner and Inspirer at The Creation Station Penistone and District
Over the next few weeks Sara will be appearing on our blog as she attempts this challenge. Pop over to see her updates on all things paint-filled and glittery during the countdown.
Hi – This is me and my two ‘Little Explorers’ – Isobel (Izzy) and Elliott (Boo). We hope that you’ll join us for some fun as we embark on our journey of creative discovery and exploration! We’re attempting to complete a ‘100 Days of Creativity’ Challenge – glittery fingers crossed we make it! We’re going to take 30 minutes out of each hectic day and paint, cut, stick and craft our way to New Year’s Eve. It’s not going to be easy and I’m sure that some days I’m just going to want to switch on some ‘toons’ (as Boo calls his cartoons), but stick with us, grab your glitter and off we go…….!
More About Where It All Began……
Ever had one of ‘those’ moments where you just know that you could keep walking the same path and probably still be in exactly the same spot in another 5 years? That was me in January this year. As my second stint of maternity leave was creeping by I had that sinking feeling that I’m sure many of you had at some point or other. Don’t get me wrong – I worked for a fantastic employer, with great benefits but after 9 years I had done every job in the department and had well and truly hit the ceiling when it came to promotion. I needed more but had no idea what that ‘more’ was. In the space of three years I had gotten married, moved house and had two beautiful children. With so many lovely changes in my life I had no idea that after the dust settled I would be left feeling this way.
If you could have looked into a crystal ball back then and seen me now I’d understand how you’d think that I’d totally lost the plot! I’ve left my job in HR, bought a ‘Creation Station’ franchise and now provide Art & Craft activities for children…. I LOVE IT!!!
Its hard work, my muscles ache and my days are now a lovely (if not sometimes odd) mix of random things – everything from testing out new session plans and learning how to achieve the ideal ‘gloop’ consistency (critical!) to balancing the accounts and researching how to effectively target my advertising on Facebook – no two days are ever the same and I would not change that for anything.
Those people who first thought I must be having some sort of early mid-life crisis now agree my glittery adventure has brought back my sparkle again. I have been incredibly fortunate. I have an awesome husband who has supported me unwaveringly and enable me to take that leap and ‘just see what happens’ and so far things are looking…..SHINY!
I hope that you pop by from time to time and see how my family are getting on with our creative adventure….