I seem to be in a never ending round of interviews and case-studies for people wanting to know ‘my story’. Some of it is academic research into social enterprises/entrepreneurs and some of it for their own progression.
Rest assured I grew bored of my own voice and ‘story’ some time ago and can scarcely remember the real answer to the question ‘why did you set Your Own Place up?’
What I do know is that I wouldn’t be still standing here if it wasn’t for the The School for Social Entrepreneurs. As serendipity had it I was lucky enough to benefit from both their Start-up and Scale-up courses. I didn’t think it would suit my learning style or my lifestyle, come to think of it, but it shaped everything from that moment on, of that I can be certain.
It created a new way of thinking, of being and of seeing the world. And I’m so grateful. And I’m so sad it’s in the past too. It’s like when you finish an amazing book. You’d quite like not to have read it so you could read it for the first time again!
I miss having that space to think, to dream, to create, to be honest, to cry (only once!) and to be with incredibly supportive friends.
It’s lonely at the top and nothing has replaced it yet!
Happy Easter. Have a great break.