General ramblings

Over and Out

July 6, 2017

Wow, this is a tough post to write, and if I’m honest, one I’ve been putting off for some time.

I think it’s time to call it a day here at My Make Do and Mend Life.
It feels like I have moved on to new things, and I am excruciatingly aware that I am not one of those people who is able to do lots of different things all at the same time. Or at least, not able to do all of them well.
Since launching my ethical coaching business earlier on this year, I’ve found it increasingly difficult to create the time and the head space to write for this site.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m still hugely passionate about Making Do and Mending, and all things sustainable living – I can’t see that ever changing – but I only have so much time in the day, and only so much energy.

For the time being, my time and energy seem to naturally want to focus on my new business, and I had failed to remember quite how much of both it takes to get anything new online up and running and gaining traction!

So I just wanted to say a massive, massive THANK YOU to each and every one of you. For reading, for commenting, for tweeting and re-tweeting. For anyone who has come and heard me speak, or read any my articles in various publications. For being my cheerleaders, my community, and for keeping me going this long.

It’s been an absolute blast, and a truly life-changing experience.
I could never have imagined being where I am now five years ago when I first had the idea for a year buying nothing new.
It has led me on an amazing adventure that saw me step right out of my comfort zone into social media land, public speaking, radio and TV appearances, and writing.
And best of all it led me to you guys, and to the brilliant community that we have created over in the A Make Do and Mend Life Facebook group (which isn’t going anywhere for now!).

So thank you again for all your support and encouragement.
I will miss you all, but I hope you will keep in touch, and follow me on my new adventure on my new site.

So for now at least, over and out.


PS. You can also keep in touch the following ways:
My Monday Motivation e-mail
The Making Good podcast
– My new You Tube channel (slightly scared face emoticon!)

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  • Reply Frugal Wench July 12, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Good luck! I’ve bookmarked the podcast site. All the best!

  • Reply Kate Davis July 11, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Good luck with all your other ventures. I will miss your posts as a a regular contributor to the BritMums Environment Round up.

    • Reply Jen July 11, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      Thanks so much Kate, and thanks for all the support and features on the BritMums round ups!

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  • Reply Liz July 8, 2017 at 9:18 am

    I will miss My Make Do and Mend Life – I’ve enjoyed so many blog posts, but good luck in your new venture.

    • Reply Jen July 12, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      Thanks so much Liz!

  • Reply francivusk July 8, 2017 at 8:05 am

    My life changed after reading an article about your journey on The Simple Things, and finding this blog. Looking forward to your future projects. Thank you so much Jen!

  • Reply Angela Almond July 6, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Looking forward to following your new adventures

    • Reply Jen July 6, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Thanks so much Angela, and thank for all your support!

  • Reply Heather July 6, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    I’ve loved reading this blog over the years. I can’t believe it’s been 5 years since you started the buy nothing new year!
    I wish you all the very best and I’m sure I’ll be keeping up to date with your new ventures. 😊

    • Reply Jen July 6, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      Thanks Heather – please do keep in touch!

  • Reply Helen Roasty July 6, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    We will miss you Jen but good luck in your new ventures!

    • Reply Jen July 6, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      Thanks so much Helen!

  • Reply Agy July 6, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    New beginnings! Has been such fun following you. Looks like we have both moved onto more exciting stages of our lives πŸ’–

    • Reply Jen July 6, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      I think we all keep growing and evolving Agy-that’s what’s so exciting πŸ™‚

  • Reply Elizabeth July 6, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    I’ve enjoyed following you over the last couple of years so you will be missed but I wish you good luck in your new venture.

  • Reply Kate Harrison July 6, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Good Luck with your other (ad)ventures Jen XX

    • Reply Jen July 6, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      Thanks so much Kate! And thank you for all your support πŸ™‚

  • Reply Virtual Bird July 6, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    I’ll miss you tremendously Jen πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

    • Reply Jen July 6, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      I’m still around! I will edit the post to add in where you can find me now πŸ™‚

  • Reply CookaholicKate July 6, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    You havn’t Gone…just Grown and that is truly inspirational!…..Enjoy! x

    • Reply Jen July 6, 2017 at 1:37 pm

      That’s such a lovely way to put it Kate, and so true. I feel like I’ve outgrown it and am moving on! Thank you for all your support πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jo July 6, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    I’ve loved following you over the last few years! You’ve opened my eyes to a lot! I like to think I’m more careful about what I buy and re use!
    So exciting to see you move on to other projects! I wish you lots of luck and look forward to seeing what you do next! Xxx

    • Reply Jen July 6, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      So pleased to hear my little blog has had such an impact Jo, thank you!

  • Reply Christine Robertson July 6, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    I’m filling up!! Starting to chin wobble too!!
    We will miss you hugely but obvs wish you every success in your new ventute(s)! X

    • Reply Jen July 6, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      Me too Christine! I wasn’t expecting so many lovely comments and messages-thank you!

  • Reply Linda Ashworth July 6, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I will miss reading your posts but understand how things evolve into new pathways. Good luck with your new venture.

    • Reply Jen July 6, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      Thanks so much Linda πŸ˜€

  • Reply Sandy July 6, 2017 at 11:11 am

    You will be missed.

    • Reply Jen July 6, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      Thanks so much Sandy!

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