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After years of a ‘normal’ job and then becoming Mummy to two little darlings, I found myself returning to work and struggling to balance a busy job with being a domestic goddess, as expected of me (or so I thought). As time wore on, things got tougher until I felt like I couldn’t really excel at anything. I felt like I couldn’t manage my way out of a paper bag & got myself into a bit of a state.
I had *always* dreamed of working for myself, of being creative & of sharing ideas with the world. I believe passionately in the spirit of sustainability, of Nature and of working together with other likeminded people to make the World a better place to be.
For quite a while, I let my own self-sabotage persuade me that my ambitions wouldn’t come true and that I couldn’t possibly jump ship from my traditional job and try something NEW.
I grabbed an opportunity for redundancy from my job and took a GROWN UP GAP YEAR. I spent a whole year off work, looking after my children and working hard with my husband to complete a much-needed extension on our little house. I did some thinking, some planning and a lot of doodling, trying to come up with what I love to do and what I wanted to be ‘when I grow up’. I did a fair bit of learning and training along the way and I started to put everything together, piece by piece.
– I realised that I love to help people.
– I knew that I wanted to run a business in a people- and planet-friendly way.
– I hoped for the chance to network with new people, who were also creative and who would push me and encourage me to keep going.
– I longed to express my creativity through pictures and to see where that took me.
– I realised that I could use all of the skills & experience I had learned in my varied previous jobs and apply them to my own venture.
In October 2012, after some very inspiring and challenging times, I took the plunge and started working for myself. I now work with the most amazing people, helping them to visualise their own goals and projects, providing them with 1:1 tuition to get them online, helping them to make the most of social media and drawing pictures to show the world their ideas in a different way.
When I’m not drawing, looking after children, talking non-stop or drinking coffee, you can find me browsing Twitter, taking long walks in the fresh air and generally smiling 🙂
Be happy. Do what you love.