This is a guest post by Lara Tabatznik who talks more about building 42 Acres – a dream retreat in Somerset, UK. You can find out more about Lara here, read our interview with her here and read her last blog post here.
I see lessons as gifts, not always at the time, but usually in hindsight. The lessons I have learned – and continue to learn – on this journey have truly been gifts.
My biggest lesson so far has been to trust the process. This lesson has come in many forms and whenever I have felt I’m being tested I’ve held onto the belief that this is my opportunity to learn and grow. From the quote for the conservatory coming in at double what we expected (hence the reason we’re holding off building this for now) to numerous adaptations for our planning permission – ultimately I can see already how all these things have all served us.
Having never done this before, unknowns and uncertainties come with the territory so I’ve had to rely on my intuition to make decisions and accept that I’ll probably make mistakes along the way. For example we haven’t done any marketing yet as we want the buzz about 42 Acres to spread simply by word of mouth and through our existing network. This just feels like the best type of marketing for us. Of course I have no idea if this will work, but I am trusting the process and following my gut instinct knowing this approach feels right.