Hi and welcome to my blog, Thank you so much for having a look 🙂 and I hope that I can inspire you to make any changes you so desire …
First things first though, I thought my very first blog post should be about me from the beginning, I am a 30 something year old Yorkshire girl – born and bred! I am in fact still in Yorkshire, although I have moved in and out over the past 10+ years – but never the less the heart lies in this familiar neck of the woods. I would like to point out that anyone watching my vidoes, lives or Vlogs (etc) in the future may notice that the accent fluctuates from broad to mild Yorkshire and this is not a deliberate attempt to hide my origins or anything deep like that but merely a necessity so that the non-Yorkshire folk stand a chance of understanding the actual words.
Anyway, my old life was, I can only assume, an attempt on being traditional, you know the 2.4 children family consisting of the nice, secure family home, perfectly mannered children, a Labrador by the fire in the semi-detached – obviously this is what hindsight has made me realise, at the time I was convinced that this was me and how my life should be and that I wanted it to be – how naive of me thinking I just wanted to be ‘normal’. Striving for this normality got me absolutely no-where, made me at times quite miserable and a person that I am not particularly proud of and that actually became very, very lost. Don’t get me wrong I believe in traditional family values and I suppose to a certain extent envy people who do have that ideal but its just not my life and it has taken me 30 years (give or take a few) to draw this conclusion and accept it.
I will not go on and on with the boring in between bits, from then to now, but basically a house move (or two), a battle with anxiety, a career shift and a divorce later, what I did gain from that ‘old’ life was my 3 boys and they are my world ‘old or new’ and we are now developing together in to a non-traditional, slightly crazy unit – and this is my new world and you know what it may not be traditional but it is mine (If only I had realised this 15 years ago, Right?) – Hey Ho! Better late than never.
The short version …
- Career – Always in the Care Industry and my heart does lie in this industry to a certain extent and I often think about it and how sad I am that it is in a lot of aspects becoming broken. I fear the needed changes in to our Elderly Care Sector may never happen, however, this is not what made me resign but family life / Childcare cost and concerns / Family time and I am sure a lot of my audience can name some more.
- The next problems? The need to earn money, The need to stay at home with my children, The need to be independent and have something for me that works around the family? hmmm sounding familiar yet?
- I started my own little business – Spoilt Paws, a dog walking / Pet Sitting Service – excellent… So, my day job is a Dog Walker and I love it (I am still no thinner than I was sitting behind my office desk, by the way, but that is a whole other blog or two).
- A few months later in the summer of 2017 comes the school playground and this is where my magic happened …. Yes, the summer fayre at my youngest sons primary school – I volunteered to have a ‘Younique’ Makeover, from a friend and fellow mum and the rest as they say is history …
In July 2017 I decided to take the most unplanned, completely opposite to what I ever thought I could or would be able to do opportunity of my life and I became a Younique Presenter – The real self-development journey begins.