Life has changed so much since I started this blog. It’s coming up to 6 years since I started this blog.
I started out as a married busy full-time working mum (working in a software company in the project management department with an hour’s commute) with two small kids (roughly aged 2 and 4). Now I’m a single self-employed mum. I’ve got separated and divorced, moved house twice and took the leap to go self employed. And the kids are older (8 and 10) and starting to be a bit more independent. Life honestly couldn’t be much better.
I love working for myself and the freedom that it gives me to spend more time with the kids, have more time in general, less rushing. I guess I should rename my blog Mum in not so much of a hurry these days!
Business is going okay but could be busier, but I’m getting by. I have a couple of regular clients and have joined a couple of networking groups to try to get out there more. I could do with improving my confidence and working harder at things like marketing and finding clients, but I’m working on it. I even met a prospective client out on a dog walk the other day, which is great.
I am still working at a supported living accommodation in the evenings when the kids are at their dad’s. This brings in enough extra money to keep me afloat when business is quiet.
The kids are all good. Family life is good. I am getting out doing things on my own (with the kids) even though its sometimes stressful. We went to the fireworks the other night which was a bit stressful as Josh got a toothache and he has a tendency to overreact to pain (maybe that’s not fair – to him its not overreacting – I guess he just has a low pain threshold). We managed to get him some pain killers and after about half an hour he was a happy boy again playing with his friends. And the fireworks were amazing. It was definitely worth the stress in the end.
The house is still great. So much better than when I was living in my flat and I’ve now bitten the bullet and hired a cleaning company who now come in once a month.
My love life is still pretty much non-existent. I meet people and then they seem to lose interest or decide that the distance is too far. So for now I’ve decided to focus on me. I have enough things to keep me occupied. And Biscuit (my little dog) is a great companion when the kids aren’t here. I’ve got into a real route of walking him every day (I go at 2pm every day before school pickup). Its lovely to be able to have the freedom to do that! Biscuit is such a happy little dog. He really makes me happy and the kids love him too.
If you’d have asked me 4 years ago (when my ex first told me he wanted a divorce) that life would be this good, I don’t think I’d have believed you. Everything happens for a reason. I really believe that!