Before children, and before I became an entrepreneur, I worked in Investment Banking for fifteen years but when I returned after my son was born, I felt that journey had come to an end. I wanted to express my creative side and explore other opportunities. I wanted more time to spend with my children who were still toddlers. So, I quit my job and started a whole new exciting adventure!
I went on to set up two businesses; the latter being in social media management. I work flexibly around my children and I feel that I really have achieved the best of both worlds. Being a mum doesn’t meant that being “me” had to stop. In fact, it makes it all the more important for me to explore the things I’m interested in because that makes me happy too. I mean, I love my children with all my heart but I also love the creative time that I have to myself. The social media business and blogging allows me to have that. I have worked with some truly influential brands from Bentley and Fashions Finest at London Fashion Week, amongst others. I honestly believe that being able to do all this makes me a better, well-rounded parent. It’s great but it is hard at times, don’t get me wrong! Its a juggling act and it can be really stressful. It take s a lot of thought and effort to make things run as smoothly as possible. We have to make it work so that as a family we individually get to do the things we love and together the time that we spend is spent being completely present.
I absolutely love travelling and before children I travelled a lot, living a while in Peru. We have travelled together as a family, mostly to Europe, but this is something I aim to change now that the children are getting a bit older.
I love photography and have recently invested in some new kit! I’m not a photography genius by any means but I do love taking photos of my family, of holidays, of days out – I relish in capturing the moments in life that I would otherwise forget; learning to tie shoe laces, food on their faces, brushing teeth, bedtime stories – all the little things that mean a such a lot.
For the past few years I have been making family videos, mostly of our travels and adventures – as keepsakes to look back on. The children love watching them. If I’m brave enough I might post them here and you can let me know what you think!
I love singing (I used to be in a London choir), Beyoncé, Japanese food, good coffee, hot weather, flowers around the house and wearing my pyjama bottoms past noon!
This blog is a capsule of moments and milestones in my family, my life and my businesses. It’s something I can one day show my children as an example that things can change, that they too can do anything they set their minds to, even if other people tell them they can’t! I want it to show them that I did my best, because that’s all I ask of them. I want them to see that I hustled everyday to make things happen – that I was committed to making our lives happy and fun! Not just with things but with time – time together to enjoy each other and for me and my husband to be the parents that are always around. What we’re achieving doesn’t suit everyone, I get that, some parents cant wait to get back to work for a break! I have made it possible to have both parents to be at home, to enjoy time together to experience all the crazy highs and lows of the early years before they’re too grown up to be even be seen out in public with us!
What I hope this blog shows is that mothers, wives, women can do it all – you just need to work out what all means to you then find a balance that suits. I’m the most content I’ve ever been and I can say that whole heartedly!
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