It’s that time of the year again where I look back on 2019 and look forward to 2020. Specifically, reflecting and planning! I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! has finished so it must be near to Christmas!
2019 has been another year which has passed so quickly. In September, Skin Deep Clinic moved to permanent new premises on Battlefield Enterprise Park. The first three months have been as busy as the first nine months of the year. Thankfully, the move to Shrewsbury has been a success so far. Recently, I saw my 833rd new client for a consultation since Skin Deep Clinic opened its doors back in 2013. That’s over 110 new clients this year alone and over 1,100 procedures completed on existing and new clients!
Looking Ahead and Learning
In an era where there is more client choice than ever in the aesthetics world, I am thrilled with how the year has gone. I will remain eternally grateful to each and every client who choose me to complete their treatments.
In line with my promise to stay current and safe, I have completed 15 study days in 2019. This included a weekend workshop in June, studying detailed facial anatomy at Keele University, courtesy of HA Derma (distributors of my favourite products Profhilo, Aliaxin, Viscoderm and Haekenium). I had the pleasure of spending three days in London under the expert guidance and tuition of my colleagues Anna Baker and Dalvi Humzah in May, August and September. A revision day in May detailing facial anatomy followed two specialist injection techniques for the eyes and lips.
The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses provided invaluable updates throughout the year culminating in a two-day national conference in Birmingham last month. The BACN days have the added advantage of spending quality time with my local colleagues Janine and Jane too. Together with regular meetings in each other’s clinic, these ladies are the definition of ‘women in business who support each other grow together’. Cheers, Ladies!
On a personal level, fundraising for the Mad About Harry campaign in February involved dressing up as a chicken and cycling by tandem to Mount Snowdon, climbing Snowdon and cycling back. That was exhilarating! Harry, the son of a close friend, although still undergoing treatment, has recently been declared “No Evidence of Disease”. Helping fundraise in such a comical and physically testing way was worth every cluck.
My love of mountains took me to Khasakstan in July, perhaps I won’t rush back to snow-capped peaks! Also to the Himalayas in October, where we reached Everest Base Camp. Both wonderful experiences which haven’t cured me of my need for adventure.
Oh, and I moved house at Easter just over the border to Wales.
On that note, I wish you all a Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd (Welsh for Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!) I thank you again for your custom and look forward to having the opportunity to treat you in 2020.