Sunday Stickies is a column where we reflect on the past week and pen those thoughts down on sticky pads. Expect notes to ourselves and others, advice, reminders for the week ahead, quotes, and anything random actually.
YES! It is finally September! We have completed a ton of projects in August and we are hoping for a peaceful month ahead to organise the studio and to do some strategic planning. The rush and madness of July and August has resulted in a very very very messy studio which is seriously making us feel unnerved and irritable.
September is going to be a fun month, we can just feel it. We are going slow with events as we prepare for the Christmas and year-end collections + get started on newly inked projects. There is going to be a ton of deliveries and we really need to pack our workspace in preparation for an avalanche of new products, paper stocks, and office equipment. Phew, wish us strength and health as we get ready for the last quarter of the year! We may be looking for some help in October to December in all areas, so if you are interested, please introduce yourself, your area of expertise, and your expectations to us via email.
Min: Happy birthday to me! Okay, my birthday is technically over but I'm just going to keep celebrating it. This week, Jia and I learned that we are able to eat and talk for 6 hours straight. It's amazing how we can still yak on for many hours despite seeing each other every single day and after knowing each other for 20 years. Aside from the good companionship, the scrumptious spread of food and tea selections was something we look forward to whenever we start missing our high tea sessions. Thanks to Jia and Jia's sister for the treat! You guys made my tummy a happy one! August started out really rough but I'm glad it ended really well. September, I'm ready for you!
Jia: I have something to confess. For the past few weeks, I have not been diligently noting down all my must-dos and important deadlines/dates in my calendar, planner or List It Like You Mean It Notepad. I have just been so busy trying to survive August and its workload that I didn't bother to take the time to plan and schedule my life. Oh, what a terrible mistake!
I realised that I have become astonishingly disorganised and scatterbrained. My brain just can't keep up with the remembering of all the details of the things I need to do and people I need to meet. This will not do. I resolve to resume my habitual - or at least, pick up the habit again - routine of setting aside time in the mornings and weekends to plan my life. September and the rest of the year (and my life) will be orderly once more!
Round-up of August's Sunday Stickies: 7 August // 14 August // 21 August // 28 August
Is your September filled with exciting plans? Tell us about them! :)
With Love, Min+Jia.
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