What makes you happy? This is the question I based a learning session around for our health4life course today.
Of course there were the standard things that people usually say: money, food, friends etc but all of the attendees wrote a comment or expressed their comments by stating “Open Wings’ – coming to Open Wings makes me smile I like working with the two sisters and we have lots of fun but I learn loads too.”
Another learner said Open Wings gives me something to look forward to in my week.
This gives us a great sense of pride and purpose in what we have began to achieve. A place where adults can come where they are safe to try new tasks as they will not be judged, ridiculed or condescended to. They will always be encouraged and stimulated to believe that they can achieve as much as they ever want to.
We set about establishing open wings approximately 6 months ago. A tiny room in a local community centre. A place specifically chosen for it’s location a safe haven in the heart of Sherwood in Nottingham. To be honest we weren’t quite at the point where we were ready to start the journey into business but the room being available to rent was too good an opportunity to miss. And to think if I had not gone to do a yoga class that night when I saw the advert. our journey may not have ever got off the ground. So, we began transforming an old office room with green standard council carpets with a few stains on into a bright more modern room yet still in keeping with the original features of the building. After all we are based in the oldest house in Sherwood. We painted all the walls ourselves neither of us having done much decorating in the past. We got a nice new rustic floor laid and we filled the room with a few tables and chairs. We were set the room was fresh, small and unique, just like our business.
We got a website business cards and a business banner. We were set to go and then the hard work really began follow our journey as we travel along our path and our dream of making this venture work for all those we intend to work with.