NEWS: AN ILLUMINATED 2020.
AILYSH - DIGITAL MARKETING CO-ORDINATOR
I will be leaving behind frivolous spending.
I wish to use the spare time I have productively. I plan to consume challenging content, call my mum more regularly and encourage my creative flow.
Less mindless consumption.
I aim to consider what I put into and on to my body and where my purchases originate.
Sign-up, train for and complete my first Triathlon.
Help make Sans Beast a pioneer of high end, cruelty free fashion, so that the brand captures the zeitgeist of the 2020s that makes cruelty free fashion habitual.
I hope to make a positive impact on those around me supporting, teaching and encouraging friends, family & strangers whenever possible.
EMILY - DESIGNER
Negative self talk and catastrophising situations.
Lack of discipline in achieving health and fitness goals.
Consistently do the things that I know will keep me in a positive headspace - exercising frequently, meditating regularly, and cooking and eating nourishing food.
EM - GRAPHIC DESIGNER + DIGITAL COORDINATOR
Leave self doubt and fear in 2019. Too much time spent on unnecessary anxiety and worry. It's time to trust myself.
Leave laziness and “I’ll do it tomorrow" behaviour behind. Time is valuable and I cannot afford to waste it.
The “If I’m not great first go I'll never be great” attitude. 2020 is the time to practice and excel in new skills and refine the ones I already have.
Learn how to respect and love my body, by choosing how I view it + how I sustain it, and also develop my mindset that without my body I wouldn’t be me.
To create more - to paint, draw, sculpt, photograph and film I want to create memories and beautiful things.
Education. I want to learn + read more about places, events + policies that are happening the world around me, I crave a deep understanding of the world, how I fit in it and how I can make a positive impact.
JENNIFER - STUDIO MANAGER
CATHRYN - FOUNDER + CREATIVE DIRECTOR
The feeling that I always need to be doing something productive in my down time. I will balance the need for personal + professional growth with quiet recharge time.
Procrastinating on things that need to happen at home. I invest most of my effort + time into building Sans Beast, and as a result, my home office is a junk room. Time to create a sanctuary at home that has equal respect to the studio.
Taking my health for granted. I'm healthier than I was 5 years ago, but still fall down the rabbit hole of indulgence + debauchery on occasion (I'm talking to you, glass of red wine). I'm super aware after John's accident in particular, that optimum health can be with us one day, and be compromised the next. I need to work hard to maintain physical movement + mental agility.
Daily meditation. A couple of times a week isn't cutting it.
Hobby growth. I'm starting a ceramics course at Bisque Studios in January + can't wait to learn for the sake of learning.
Celebrating the ageing process. I turn 50 in 2020. I plan on embracing all the good things about still being alive + healthy. My dad died at the young age of 52 + whilst he had a long history of heart disease, I know that his response to stress didn't help the situation. I want to go into 2020 feeling relaxed, strong, focused + grateful for life.
JOHN - OPERATIONS MANAGER
Any more damage happening to my leg. Six months of 2019 spent limping after two leg surgeries, only to have a freakin' mirror fall on it at our sample sale. I'm over it. That shit can stay in 2019.
Birds poo'ing in our warehouse. I love animals + all, but these birds need to find another toilet. No, they haven't pooed on the bags - just my desk.
Agreeing to do these lists. Leave me alone. Isn't it enough that I pack the orders with skill, love + finesse?
Getting back to pilates + riding my bike again. No explanation needed.
Smiling more. Well, not really, but I've been told I need to say something positive.
Gardening more. I'm sure I'd smile more if I could just stay home, cook + build a green sanctuary.