How did 12 months go by between blog posts?!
That is some radio silence!
How are you enjoying 2021 so far?
I’m having a grand old time.
The CoWork Space continues to attract new folks who are so easy to work alongside. It’s great to know your workplace is stress free (aside from the massive pile of work to get through ;P).
But this week we had some…
One of our CoWorkers is leaving us. Michael from Cessnock Advertiser has been using an office space for the past few months so The CoWork Space could try out printed advertising. You may have seen our sampling of ads in the Advertiser every couple of weeks. He was only able to stay for our printed media trial so he had to move back to the head office today.
We have a new upstairs neighbour in the building!
Huge welcome to Davina, who runs Yoga at the Barre.
That’s right, fabulous folk! Cessnock now has a dedicated studio for yoga, barre and pilates! And it’s in our BUILDING!!!!!
You know what that means?
Next time you come in to work for the day, you can bring your workout gear and pop upstairs for a morning or end of day class. Spoilt and loving it!!
Earlier in the year I joined an eight week program with Wes Alan at Tap Edit Go which shows regular folks how to make professional video content using a smartphone. How did I come across Wes? He was the guest speaker at Hunter Women Connect‘s Summer event last year. These are terrific events which are held on the first day of each season. Next one is on 1 June at Hunters Quarter with guest speaker, Angela Vithoulkas.
Speaking of networking, last night I caught up with the Boutique Collective at our May event which was held at Tuckers Lane Boutique Accommodation. Holy crackers, what a great spot Carolyn and Paul have created. It was a lovely night with house made pizza straight from their wood-fired oven, wines from Wine House and guest speakers from AccountCom HR who took us through an employer’s journey through HR and Payroll.
What else have I been up to?
I enrolled in a Certificate IV in Screen and Media (Journalism) through TAFE Digital. I’ve always loved writing and had childhood dreams (ok, adulthood dreams, too) of being a travelling journalist. So far, I’ve been learning a swath of new writing and marketing skills to incorporate for The CoWork Space and other projects. Very soon I’ll share snippets of one of my assessments, which is an interview with Helen Oswald of Magnetic Shots. Helen is…
You know what?
I’m going to make you wait for it!!
More happy news!
As my course is fulltime, I was eligible to apply for the Cessnock City Council’s Mayoral Scholarship. And my application was successful!!!
This is such a boon and will help update the audio, visual and editing tech. I look forward to creating amazing visual content to go with my improved writing skills, which will be applied to a bunch of projects – local and big picture.
The presentation ceremony happened on Tuesday of this week and I can say without qualm that I was least of all the recipients. What an incredible group of people! I left the event feeling inspired and determined to dig deeper into my passion projects.
Recycling in Schools
One of the projects I mentioned is a campaign to increase local awareness of special item recycling. I’ve reached out to our schools to find out if there are any recycling competitions they’re registered for so that local businesses could help collect. For example, Terracycle partner with industry to run competitions for schools to win community gardens and play equipment. The responses I’ve received are deserving of their own blog posts. Starting with Greta Public School (high five, you amazing people!!). It is remarkable – the programs and initiatives being run for and by our little people.