Onwards & upwards

Everything will be okayIt’s not exactly been the Spring that I had planned. In fact, so far from what I planned that it’s only now that things plateau out that I can reflect and take it all in. If you follow Hero on social media you will have seen that we moved premises to a much larger, more prominent shop on the high street and this process has quite literally swallowed me up (hence a mute blog!).

When I set the business up last September I could never have imagined that the next several months would take the course they have. Business, as in life, comes with huge highs and times when you just need to dig deep and trust your instincts. It can be tough. But I have come to realise that creating your own business comes with the responsibility of tough decisions, risks and ‘fly by the seat of your pants’ moments that culminate in sleepless nights, mental turmoil of whether what you’re doing is ever the right thing and hopefully in the end a deep sense of satisfaction and achievement. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

However, it all comes with compromises and sacrifices and as anyone with a business of their own and a young family would say, something has to give. You can’t be everything to everyone all of the time. So, after two years of being in this place with My Pollyanna I have had to admit defeat and decide that I can’t maintain the blog how I want to. It doesn’t represent who I am anymore.

It’s only fair now that I put all my energies into Hero and my family. It’s no exaggeration to say that writing this blog has changed my life. I have met some wonderful people whom I now call friends, experienced unimaginable things (photo shoots, press days and London Fashion Week with Jimmy Choo – crazy!). I’ve learned so much about myself and life and created my own business that I can safely say would not have happened had I not started writing the blog.

A huge thank you to everyone who has ever taken time out of their day to read My Pollyanna and please continue the journey with Hero.

Thank you…!

Laura xx

Here are some of my favourite moments…

{ a photoshoot with Donna Ida Denim in Belgravia }

Laura Turner My Pollyanna

{ London Fashion Week with Jimmy Choo }Jimmy Choo Choo townhouse

 { Meeting Ailie who worked with me at Hero for 9 months. Sadly Ailie and I aren’t working together any longer but I wish her all the luck in the world. Ailie is a very talented lady and has the world as her oyster now. }

Ailie Williams{ Meeting Jennie, Amanda and Jo – treasured friendships found through social media }

Jennie & Me Limewood

Amanda & Jo Limewood

{ photos for the blog taken by a four year old }

Oui Mon Cheri

{ discovering George Northwood hair salon }

George Northwood hair colour development

{ press days }

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{ appearing in a magazine }

My Pollyanna Essentials magazine

{ London trips with one of my favourite bloggers and friend, Amanda The Online Stylist }

The Online Stylist & Me at Donna Ida, Belgravia

{ learning photography skills with Emily Quinton }

My Pollyanna spring flowers

Good bye and thank you again xx




4 comments on “Onwards & upwards

  1. The Online Stylist
    June 8, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Oh Laura my lovely friend. Call me a dork (!) but I got really teary reading that post! Am so glad you started MP or we wouldn’t have become friends and as you say, HERO might not have been.
    Its so tough making big decisions like this but you have to follow your instincts and spend your time where it’s needed the most.
    I’m SO excited to see where the heights that HERO will take you to and think you’re AMAZING. Don’t ever forget it!
    See you soon! xxxx

    • Laura
      June 11, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      You are a dork Amanda! But a lovely one so I’ll forgive you! Loved our dorky moments and hopefully they’ll still be many more to come. Have just so loved the past two years, I can still clearly remember when you started following me on Twitter (now who’s the dork!), and everything since then has been incredible. You’ve been a huge and fundamental part of my journey and it’s so great that we can still work together. Thank you Amanda. See you very soon xx

  2. Elisa East
    June 4, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Have so enjoyed your blog but follow you via Hero so we won’t lose ‘touch’. Can’t imagine how you’ve been fitting it all in recently with a husband, your daughters, life and Hero. Good luck Laura and I hope to make it to Stockbridge one day soon! Love, Elisa x

    • Laura
      June 11, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      Thanks so much Elisa! Come and see the shop, that would be fab! x

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