Managing Director (and Chief Happy), Karen Lambert, shares her thoughts as Happy Creative, the company she founded, celebrates its 11th birthday.
On this day ….
This day, 1st September, is a very, very special day in my world. It’s a day that makes me smile (more often than normal). It makes me smile because on this day 2005, Happy Creative was born.
Here’s an insight into what it feels like to bring a business into the world.
I’ve felt amazed, afraid and elated – often in the same hour.
I’ve had my share of self-doubt. And also shocked myself with the strength of my self-belief.
I’ve felt the hurt of deceit, and the euphoria of inspiration.
I’ve been surprised both good and bad.
At times, I’ve felt lonely.
Frequently I have felt overwhelming joy.
I’ve felt bone-tired, mentally exhausted and weary beyond belief one day and energised, determined and full of positivity the next. (How does my mind do that?)
I’ve felt admiration and humility for those amazing people who have touched me with their being.
I’m not afraid to say that I have felt scared but I have never ever felt defeated.
Most days I feel excitement.
And every single day I feel happy – genuinely.
The over-riding feeling though is pride. I feel so proud of Happy Creative and what it means to everyone who it touches. Thank you to everyone who has been involved, and contributed to, an amazing eleven years.