Posted by: Admin | May 8, 2012

Fairy Dust a Must

Some women long for Jimmy Choos, some for a knight in shining armour, others for a day to themselves. Me? I long for a fairy god-sister (or brother) to come along and organise me!

I can do organisation, really I can. I spent 7 years in charge of book keeping, accounts, payroll and admin systems. I did my time as a Civil Servant (well, ok, only 15 months, but hey?) But in all that time I never wrote a book, nor completed a creative project, and I was miserable.

Now I have ideas pouring out of my ears and have been overwhelmed (in a good way) by the positive response to my 50 Facing 50 Portrait Project. I started juggling last week and by the weekend had not only dropped the balls, but chased them in several directions as well. Yesterday, I gave in, gave myself a day off and went to the cinema with poor, neglected, Husband of my Heart (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – have you seen it? Very good, though I wanted to take the leading lady for a good meal. Sorry to be thin-ist).

Free to be me

I meet so many efficient, competent business women and I am in awe. I get by, but it seems that while the two halves of my brain – the logical, process oriented side and the creative side – function perfectly well independently, try to coordinate the two and my wires get seriously tangled. The creative side is, of course, my USP – no one else can see what I see or think what I think (be grateful for that!)

What I need is someone to synchronise and maintain all my notes and spreadsheets and systems and get my accounts into line so that I meet the deadlines. Someone who will tell me who I need to phone, and when and where I should be. If they could also lay the appropriate clothes on the bed, remind me to put on my make-up, fill my car with petrol and programme the SatNav I haven’t got around to buying yet, my life would be complete! Kidding (sort of…)

The celebrated photographer, Annabel Williams, an early supporter of this blog, told me when I started not to try to do everything myself. Like a lot of good advice, it’s stayed in my head, (where, let’s face it, it’s a fat lot of good!) The time is coming though, where I will have to bite the bullet and let someone into this often busy, occasionally chaotic, always wonderful world I have created around myself. Someone who walks in fairy dust…

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Responses

  1. No darling, what you need is a wife.
    Most women do, deep down.
    Not in the biblical sense you understand…

  2. I would love to move to England and be that helper…but am actually in desperate need of that organizational fairy-dust for myself. Let me know where you find such a fairy 🙂

  3. You mean… they don’t exist? :-0


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