Today is Somerset Day. For most of you, this may be insignificant – but for me, since I was born in Somerset and have chosen to reside here most of my life, it’s a pretty important occasion.
Somerset Day is a pretty new thing: it was created just a couple of years ago to celebrate all that is great in the county and of course, to promote the wonderful county.
I for one love the county. I was brought up in a small village where our house was surrounded by fields. I spent most evenings playing in the garden and fields after school; and exploring the woods on weekends. It is the exact childhood I wanted for my own children and so when the time came, my husband and I moved to a similarly small village. We spend much time with the children exploring nature or mores as they are growing up, playing cricket.
Somerset is clearly a great place for business too, with lots of businesses thriving. Being in Somerset has been a real asset for my own coaching business: I love that the countryside offers space to help clients free their mind of the clutter which prevents them from seeing the wood from the trees (excuse the pun). I love how when clients visit they instantly relax and can leave the pressures of city life behind – and I am sure this also helps clients to make real breakthroughs, enabling them to move their own business forward. I also love driving to see clients in the county and seeing the contrast between the Levels and the various hills, and the different wildlife that brings – it brings a real appreciation of life.
I am sure that Somerset Day will promote and bring about the best of what is Somerset, and I will certainly be celebrating these successes; but it is also a really useful reminder to me of just how the county has helped shape my life and my growing business.