Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The love of Blogging


I'm just going to say what I really feel as this is my 50th attempt to make this post, three glasses of wine later and the blurb is about to begin. I was shocked when my blogging feature made front cover of Brisbane News with the very talented Anna Spiro from Absolutely Beautiful Things. Six years ago after 17 years of marriage I was divorced with no income and very little confidence in myself and my ability, my self esteem was on an all time low and I knew I had to find a way to make an income to support my family. To cut a very long story short I opened Lily-g with no business plan,very little money but with a determination to succeed. For me it was never about the money it was to prove to myself I could do it, and in all honestly without my family and regular customers I probably would never have survived the late nights and long hours, the stress of money and trying to survive in tough economical times. The highs are dealing with the lovely people I meet every day,my staff and blogging friends, 
working with beautiful products and days like today. Thank you Lucy xx

23 comments:

Mimi said...

Lily, Congratulations! Your story is inspiring...I am married with two children and I resigned from my very successful job as an interior designer late 2008. I just wasn't happy. I needed to be creative and authentic. I decided that I wanted to blog, even though I had no idea how to do it. I'm doing it! It is hard work, but I love it! I also feel very determined and passionate about proving myself. Your post was very sincere and wish you continued success! All the best, Mimi xxx

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Lily,
Hope you enjoy every bit of the glory ... you've lived through every woman's fears ... and come out doing soooo amazingly good for yourself.
I am right now a stay at home mom ... who chucked her awsome Design career to go trotting all over ... with her husband ... and now the my lil' girl ... it's not bad ... but I know what you mean about self esteem and confidence ...
And having said all that ... in all that roar of applause around you... I too join in and have to say you are inspiring... really :)

Shannon Fricke said...

Congratulations Judy,
Well deserved too! It's wonderful to see people such as yourself being recognised in the media for all of the hard work they do.
Keep it up. You're an inspiration.
Sx

vicki archer said...

Bravo Judy and I wish you every future success and happiness with everything lily g, xv.

Sharnel said...

Fabulous Judy, congratulations on such well deserved PR and recognition.
All your hard work has paid off!
xxx

Amanda - Small Acorns said...

Hi Judy,
You deserve to celebrate your success. You certainly inspired me to attempt to blog, and your story is inspiring to all those who dream about their own enterprise.
Amanda

Jess Bandiera said...

Believe it or not I have finally created my very own blog! Main reason was so that I could comment on your posts - like this one for example...but i'm sure i will end up becoming as addicted to this blog as you are! Anyway i came into the agency today with the girls all oo-ing and ahh-ing your article. You look amazing and that was a very modest post for such an amazing achievement - your a star! Anyway i just wanted to put into words how inspirational you are and not only are you the best mum in-the-world but my icon : )
Love your Biggest Fan. xxx

lily-g said...

Jess you made your mum cry xx

Millie said...

Oh Judy, I'm so with you here, except for me it was 21 yrs. ago that I found myself in the same situation with my 3 very little boys. I'm extraordinarily proud of you & your achievements & so proud to call you a treasured blogging friend.
Millie ^_^

ness lockyer said...

You look amazing and you are such a star to take on all of that while going through a low point in life. You should be so proud to know that you have acheived so much in that short time and that you are a positive role model for your girls to look up too. I am proud to call you friend Judy.
Ness xx

Thea said...

I love stories like yours. Congratulations!

Meredith said...

Well done Judy. How lovely to be recognised for all your hard, faithful work. Congratulations for all you've achieved and will continue to achieve. What an inspiration!

Meredith. xo

Susan Lang said...

First time visit to your blog. Nothing better than a story of a woman overcoming adversity. It sends out a message "if she can do it, so can I" thus giving others the encouragement and inspiration they need to overcome whatever it is they face. Congratulations to you.

Kimberlee said...

Congratulations on your feature, very well deserved. Thank you for your beautiful blog xx

Catherine@Simply Natural said...

Judy you are so gorgeous! Inside and out. You deserve your time in the spotlight, as you have earned it. Your bravery, creativity and energy is sheer inspiration.

The Bloom Girls said...

You are an example of the adage 'when life gives you lemons, make lemonade'. What a sweet celebration for a very talented, brave woman. Congrats!
Nola @ The Bloom Girls
Nashville, TN

gina said...

Congatulations!
You go girl! With hard work and determination a lot can happen. enjoy.

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