I feel I’ve over-hyped this, and no it’s not more Baby news (one-day gents, one day!), but it’s pretty monumental for me. I HAVE QUIT MY DAY JOB. This is something I never saw happening. I never thought we’d be able to be in this position. I have worked at the same company for 7 years, built up my career and generally worked my socks off. It’s a fantastic company but unfortunately, they were not in a position to offer me part time work and I just couldn’t stomach the idea of leaving my baby in childcare for 10 hours a day. I completely respect for some that’s not an option, and for me, it almost wasn’t.
So what now I hear you ask? Well… I’M GOING TO BE A FREELANCER & BLOGGER. Yep, you heard me right! I get to finally use those wanky terms and class them as my job titles. It’s a dream come true!
I started my blog when I was 18 and it was always a little bit shit, very samey with no direction, I was just about to give up when I fell pregnant. I decided to give it one last proper shot and turn my blog into a parenting blog. Suddenly people were interested and no lie, it literally grew overnight! Companies started sending me products for free and I thought “well I am living the dream”. While on maternity leave I have worked my balls off and suddenly I started being able to generate an income from my blog – my dream just got bigger.
I still have to pinch myself about it. Turning my blog into a “job” has been a pie in the sky dream for such a long time. I NEVER thought it would happen. I never thought I’d be able to make it work. But here we are.
So that’s what I’ll be doing. Freelancing and blogging. I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone that has read things and interacted as you’ve made this possible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!