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Planning : Day 13 March Meet The Maker

Today's prompt is PLANNING.  The prompts are interesting, so I'll work through each one! 

how do you plan new ranges? Mostly, I don't.  My catalogue builds and builds based on random ideas and client commissions and suggestions.  In the early days, I did try and 'release' certain designs at certain times, but I don't really see the point in sitting on new things, when I can just release and reveal as I go.  

Your time? Pretty fluid, compared to what it was pre-covid.  Pre-covid, I spent most of my year on the road with, so my diary was carefully planned out in time sections, MONTHS in advance.  I could tell you where I would be and what I'd be doing, perhaps 8/9/10 months in advance.  I had to keep to a very careful folding slot schedule, and my order queue was usually about 3-5 months long.  Since being predominantly at home, I take each day as it comes.  Some weeks, I still need to be very careful with my timings, to ensure I meet all deadlines, but other weeks, I can pretty much wing it, based on the orders that come in each day. 

Everything you do in general? I have a loose plan for the coming days, weeks and months, based on pop up events and such, but I am FAR less planned than ever before, and it seems to be working out just fine! 

Do you even have a plan? Or are you more of a wing it as you go kind of person? A bit of both.  But mostly wing it as I go haha I used to have lots of plans, and as I've ticked each one off, I've resisted to urge to add more and more 'goals', because, y'know, it's all good.

Do you have a bullet journal? Do you make lists? Do you have scraps of paper or do you rely solely on yourself remembering to do things? I don't have a bullet journal, but I do run my diary very like one, with the way things roll over and such.  I run my business via a plethora of notebooks - you can read about that in a previous blog post, HERE and I use colour coded ink throughout - more about those HERE! (I just noticed a typo in that blog post.  Bet I'll have forgotten to go fix it, in 45 seconds time)

I'm taking part in this year's March Meet The Maker. It's primarily an Instagram thing, with the focus being on telling your story via photos.  You might have noticed, I take shite photos, but I can ramble on in type for ages haha So I'm going to mostly take part, right here, on

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