Where oh where do I start….
I always wondered why people wrote blogs/created vlogs and I’ve recently (after a really inspiring meeting with Glasglow Girls Club, i’ll get into them later) come to realise that people are interested in other people’s stuff. I guess we are mostly nosy by human nature, or at least I am! So here we are, Blog/Vlog numero uno. Let’s dive right in, shall we?
I’m going to start at the beginning … as my mother looked down at her new beautiful baby girl and smiled … ok maybe fast forward a little, let’s start with the creation of Move Studios. The dream was born out of my love and desire for anything that made me feel more empowered, more inspired and allowed me to make more connections with people. Move was also created out of my severe dislike for gyms, not that I’m over here hating on every gym establishment, but my experience of them left me feeling lonely, uninspired and unexcited about exercise. I completely understand that some people want to go to a gym, exercise and leave, but in my opinion there is so much more to be gained from exercising in a class setting. After some serious words of encouragement from my husband, the idea for Move was born.
So, who did I think I was, some random girl from Glasgow, with zero experience in this industry taking on this massive challenge with not a clue where to start. It turns out, if you really want something, you educate yourself and don’t stop until you make it happen. If you truly believe in what you’re doing, people will listen. Was it easy? Was it f**k … but I felt deep in my soul that Glasgow, with all its crazy, vibrant and unique people, needed this studio. Somewhere to build your confidence and empower you, whether it’s through a dance class or maybe from having a good ol’ chinwag with a fellow Move member. Glasgow was crying out for somewhere safe, somewhere with a space to simply chill out and get out of your own head for a few hours and press reset on your day. Move is here to get people out of their comfort zones, get people to put their phones down for 5 seconds and chat to the person next to them. Opportunity is always knocking on your door, you just have to look up and acknowledge it!
Starting your own business is definitely NOT what it’s all cracked up to be, it involves blood, sweat and tears (in my case quite a lot, but I also cry at adverts). Move is still a baby and we have a long way to go but it’s slowly teaching me the art of patience, something I’ve never quite mastered and I’m still learning everyday. If anyone is reading this and considering embarking on their own journey to independence I.e starting their own business/working for themselves, do it, but be ready for a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. I will say one thing, on the days that the studios busy and buzzing with atmosphere, I don’t think i’ve ever felt happier.
When I decided to embark on the blogging/vlogging journey, as I said earlier, it was massively inspired by a networking event I attended earlier today. Glasglow Girls Club (business) is a club I was invited to be a part of by the lovely Laura who runs the company. The event was one of
their bi-monthly ‘Glow Groups’ where women in business get together, each discussing their line of work followed by a lengthy brainstorming session where each individual gets adequate time spent discussing their needs for their own business. I was in a serious funk this morning, couldn’t find the motivation to do what I needed to and basically just felt like I wasn’t capable, meeting these amazing women put me right back on track and I’m so thankful for the support I was given. It’s amazing what a little brain stamina can do for your mojo! Yes, I said mojo and yes I learnt that word from Austin Powers, didn’t everyone?!
Like I said, this is my first EVER blog/vlog, I was asking people for advice as to what content should go into it and I quickly realised that no one can tell me, it has to come from me and only me (and sometimes my amazing teachers). I hope you’ll follow the studio, myself and our amazing team on our journey to world domination, one person at a time.