Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Have a go!

I'm excited today as I've just activated my new website! It's an idea I've had for ages and I just couldn't quite find the courage to give it a go. What if it's a stupid idea? What if it doesn't work? What if...? What if...? What if...? So I put the idea away and forgot about it for a couple of years. Now I've pulled it out and got it up and running and if it's a stupid idea and it doesn't work, it won't really matter because at least I've given it a go. And if this one doesn't work, then I'm one idea and one experiment closer to finding the thing that will.

This is a precious card made by my beautiful daughter when I finally finished my degree and graduated.

My goal is to be able to work from home and to be able to devote time to research and writing, and if I don't have to go out to work that somehow removes a lot of stress and I can use that energy in a better way for building the life I want. I love my teaching job, don't get me wrong. But I know that my ultimate dream is to work from home in a job that I can choose my hours to work and be free to travel a bit. So that is the impetus for making this bold move.

I love the mystery of language and treasure these cards from a friend in Finland.

 Gifts from family and the class where I did my internship and some very special hand-made ones.

Best of all, it's doing something that I love, and even if I only get one customer, I know I'll be making a positive difference for that one. It would be nice to get half a dozen as that would cover costs, haha, but it's not a must!! If it happens it happens. I am just happy being here and giving it a go.

I'm sharing some pictures of cards that have been important to me. What do you love about getting a card in the mail? Please share in the comments below.

I'd also be thrilled if you would go and have a look at my site Not An E Card and recommend it to anyone you think might be interested, or perhaps you would like to take advantage of what I am offering. Let me know what you think! Oh, I haven't put photos on the website yet but I will very soon!! Perhaps even this afternoon.

Thanks for having a cuppa with me...let's lift those cups and wish me well in this new venture...Cheers!!


  1. It's a wonderful idea Kerry. May the goddess of success and prosperity shower you with her blessings.
    I received a lovely home made card from Sally's two boys the other day. "Dear Grandma (the great) I hope that you have the best celebration for your special day. PS you are the best grandma in the whole wide world. love Kay, Awen and your daugher Sally."
    Isn't that priceless. Yes, it made my day.

    1. Thanks Karin. I appreciate your blessings and encouragement. Cards and notes and letters are great...I have quite a collection in a box and I get them out and revisit them from time to time. They remind me that I am loved by many! It's really special. I bet you have a box of treasures somewhere too.

  2. ooops, I meant Kaya not Kay!

  3. What a beautiful idea Kerry, i think maybe your cards could have the same affect on someone as your visit to a friend in need did - that just in time pick up that can completely alter a state of mind. What a lovely thought, to be able to make such a big difference to someones life with such a simple idea. Most of us like to try and make the world a better place for people that pass thru our lives, how inspiring to know that you will brighten the lives of people the world over with out ever meeting them. I wish you every success with your latest venture. Love the Not an e Card website too. Love and luck, K x

    1. Thanks Kim. I'm learning lots along the way. It's a big adventure! Lots of love to you too, and I do hope that I can help to encourage others along the way. xo