I quit my job after Little I was born. I had worked at my old company for 10yrs so it was a massive decision but the costs of childcare for 2 was just crazy. I simply could not see the point in working simply to pay someone else to look after my kids. Easy decision when I looked at it like that.
Fast forward a couple of years and Little E is settled in school and Little I is at nursery a couple of mornings a week. We are in a routine and we are all on an even keel, financially broke but happy! So when I saw a job advert for a part time maternity position locally which would utilise my communications and PR skills I thought it wouldn't hurt to thrown my CV into the ring. I didn't think I'd actually get it so really there was nothing to worry about. Even when I went to the interview I wasn't nervous as I didn't expect to get it... So I was more than a little shocked when I did.
What does it mean realistically? Well initially the idea was fine. Literally one day a week worked in my own hours across the week, a few meetings to attend. Mainly emails and phone calls. If I hate it then it is only maternity cover so it'll only be for a year. Perfect.
But then word got out that I was working again. I updated LinkedIn changing my job description to Freelance Communications Consultant and next thing I knew I had 3 other freelance job offers of varying degrees from people I know. Mind slightly blown.
The reality is I have gone from being a Stay at Home Mum who blogs and makes the odd cake for people to a Freelancer with a decent client portfolio all within a few weeks. I'm a bit worried I may have taken on too much at once but I guess the deep end is often the best place to start if you want to get ahead quickly. It is also the easiest place to drown so I've got to make sure I keep paddling until I reach calmer waters...
... but actually it is all quite exciting!
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Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.