This ***insert expletive here*** got real

The beginning of a new decaade. New year’s resolutions? I need more than that. I work in the Food Retail Industry and have worked for one of the fastest growing food retailers for over a decade. It’s safe to say I’ve given blood, sweat and tears in that time. Long hours? I’m never off duty. I’m always on call. As a mum of 2 girls under 3, it’s time to put what’s important first. So, something’s got to give.

I want to be a good role model. I want my girls to grow up with the firm belief that you can achieve anything if you work hard. But I also want to see them grow up. I don’t want to miss out on their early years. I don’t want to just see them when I manage to get home early enough for bathtime, or at the weekends when I’m not on the phone. I want to actually watch them grow. I need a lifestyle change.

I’d often fanaticised about working for myself. Being my own boss, every decision being my own and having absolute autonomy over everything (I am a control freak at heart after all).  We all know the fantasy, but what’s the reality for a mum starting her own business?

I’m a mum on maternity leave. After much deliberation and a HUGE amount of support from family I’m taking the plunge. I’ve just left the office after a meeting with my boss where I resigned. How do I feel? I’d say

  • 10% relieved (the letter is in, there’s no going back),
  • 70% excited
  • 20% terrified (did I mention there’s no going back?!!!)

Today, for me, will forever be ‘this ***insert several expletives*** just got real’ day.

That’s why I’ve started this blog. The good, the bad. The ups and downs.

I promise to those who read this, that it will be a true account of ‘mummy makes soap’ and what that business becomes.

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