Welcome to my first ever blog. I’ve never thought of myself as much of a writer but here I am at 1030 pm doing exactly that. I have struggled a lot with what to write. If you want to know a little about me I’m 28 years old, I’ve just celebrated my 1 year wedding anniversary with my husband (who is busy running an accounting firm) and I’m a mum of three children. I also run an online children’s fashion boutique. But is that special enough to write about? There are so many successful mothers out there doing the same thing while writing about their experiences, and their grammar is probably better than mine 😂
But as I sit here I do wonder if all those successful mothers struggled with the same things I do, and that is of course mummy guilt. So I wonder, why does self fulfilment and personal achievement all of a sudden become selfish when you have children ? Is it possible to be a successful business woman while also having a happy family?
I’ve been home with my 2.5 year old since he was born and that’s all he knows, but it’s also all I know now too. And as I get closer to my dream of owning my own bricks and mortar store I wonder if I will cope with missing out on all those things I’ve been enjoying all these years. Although being a stay at home Mum isn’t easy, it can also be so fun and rewarding all on its own.
So when is the perfect time as a mum to do something for yourself, and does waiting a few more years only delay the inevitable? I’ll either be missing out on play dates building my empire or those football games down the track if I leave it even later.
So is there ever a good time for a mum to do something for herself? Will my kids look back and remember their mum not around, and will I ever see my husband between all those work and child commitments? And most importantly will it all be worth it in the end or will I fail and wish I spent those hours with my family?
These are the answers I will be searching for as I navigate through this new phase of my life as a working mother of three.
I will just have to trust that the decisions I make are the right ones for myself and these little people that trust in me wholeheartedly. Because let’s face it, the truth is none of us really know what we are doing. We can only do the best we can and hope everything will be ok in the end. And I’m sure it will be, it could just be one bumpy ride getting there.
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