Who am I and what’s my story?
I am a forty something single mum of two teen boys living on the edge of the city of Birmingham.
As a young woman, I worked very hard to build a career; being very ambitious, I worked my way up in two companies before deciding it was time to have children. My first son took 4 years to appear and at that point, I decided that my high-flying job was not really going to fit around motherhood, so I made the difficult decision to leave my job. Number two son came along a little bit quicker, so it seemed like overnight my life had drastically changed. I had swapped my power for puree.
For four years I stayed at home with my baby boys and mithered day and night about whether I should continue to stay at home with them or go back to work. I wanted to do both ideally, but it didn’t seem possible. Did I really have to give up the career I had worked so hard to build? I loved my children with all my heart, and I felt guilty for even thinking these thoughts, but as each day passed, the passion and fire I had for my own dreams that had burned so bright, felt hosed down to just a hope that one day, I could do what I dreamed as well as being a fab mum.
I found the answer to my dilemma quite by accident. I opened a door that I never would have thought to open when I became a consultant with The Body Shop At Home™ and I found my spark once again.
Since that day, I have spent 13 fabulous years being an at home mum and building a business working with the most wonderful ethical brand and selling their gorgeous goodies.
I absolutely have the best of both worlds!
My business is a family one, my boys have been a part of it from day one; they help me, they support me, they are my biggest cheerleaders and they know how to do hand massages (bonus!)
I am still very ambitious and driven and probably work a bit too hard at everything I do. I am also very positive and so grateful for life, I try to see the silver lining in every experience and I believe that helps me to lead a happier life. As well as building a life and a future for my children, I am also now thinking of my own future which I would love to spend in a cosy cottage in the countryside working my business virtually.
My downtime is spent travelling, cooking, adoring my cats and being Wonder Woman (you have never seen us both in the same room right?). I like to take walks, watch a box set, listen to music from my youth and am currently working on making my house into a home.