Hi All,

It’s blog time again. And this month my theme is Challenges. In particular the challenges I have set myself personally and professionally this month.

So firstly the professional challenges. I’m going to come out from behind my computer screen a bit more. I’ve been networking for a long time now. Starting off with the Business Buzz groups in Bedford MK and Flitwick – all of which are great and I would highly recommend and then more recently joining the Busy Women Network with its great group of supportive business women and lovely lunches.

But now its time to go bigger. I will be having a stand at this years Interlink Business Expo in Newport Pagnell on 11th July. It’s the first time I will be attending an event as an exhibitor so please come along if you can and say hi and help settle my nerves. It promises to be a great day with networking, prizes and chances to pitch your business to everyone there. I’m really looking forward to meeting lots of lovely people, but also a little nervous so please do say hello.

Training Time

On to the personal. And I will be taking part in this years Race For Life on 2nd July in Bedford as part of the Women Achieving Club Team. I have set myself the personal goal of jogging the 5k course. Now for some of you that’s not a great challenge but to me, who hasn’t so much as run for a bus since I was 16 it’s a pretty big thing. In preparation I have been doing the C25K training and am almost at the ‘Jog for 28 minutes’ week. Not sure how that’s going to go but if you see a very red faced puddle of a person wobbling round Bedford Park in the next couple of weeks give me a smile and say hello.

I’ve also set myself a couple of personal/business combined challenges this month (I’m on a role with this theme) Both involve stepping in front of a camera, The first was for professional head shots with the lovely Sammi Sparke. I’ve now had the proofs through and even very self critical me can find lots of picture I love. I have to narrow them down which is going to be hard. I will of course be sharing the results with you all when I have chosen so watch this space.

The second in front of camera challenge is to video my blog and post it to my website. It’s not perfect but please give it a watch and let me know what you think. How can it be improved and would you like to see me do more? Drop me a note with your thoughts.

So that’s it from me this month, short and sweet. Next month I will be letting you know how everything has gone and filling you in on the latest exciting happenings behind the scenes here at JuliaVDesign.

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