You will have noticed I’ve been little quiet, me quiet? I know it’s unusual.
Now there is a reason for that.
I’ve been away at a 2 day conference, Britmums live 2014 was last weekend and for a second year running I was there.
I go to these events with no pre-expectation’s and I feel that is the best way. I had glanced at the schedule before going but I hadn’t taken much notice. I prefer the ‘go with the flow’ approach. I’m a very laid back person and hate to be tied to a schedule too much.
I didn’t want to plan too much as I may have been upset if I missed the talks.
Last year I didn’t make many talks and this year was the same – whoops. But that’s not to say I haven’t learnt a lot this weekend, far from it.
I’ve actually learnt more about myself this weekend than anything else!
I’ve learnt that I can achieve more than I think.
Next week is my 3 year blogging anniversary, 3 years since I published my very first blog post and 3 years since my life changed.
This blog which started as a way of sharing my children’s milestones now provides me with a comfortable income, a way to pay the bills and to help provide my children with more than I could have thought. It means I can be a happy Stay at Home Mum, go to all of Emmy’s school events, parents evenings and means I really do have the best of both worlds.
I have finally realised that this is what I love, however I’ve also lost the focus of this blog – as you would have noticed, because it is now a way of paying the bills and they do need paying sadly (especially with Paul loosing his job recently).
For that reason I have a new blog on the way – It’s a work in progress and will be a slow work in progress, this one will be me, a world away from Emmy’s Mummy and a place for me to be me.
Britmums taught me that change is good, there is no need to be scared of it.
I will now be concentrating hard on my freelance work as well as making my new blog look pretty.
My weekend was amazing.
I met some new friends, friends I have been chatting with for a very long time and to finally meet them was amazing.
I met with old friends, ones who I consider to be my best friend’s, ones I can talk to about anything and everything and talk a little shit in between!
I met with some lovely Brands and met with 2 of my favourite PR’s, Jennie and Aaron – Thanks for such a great weekend guys and girls.
I need to apologise to those who I didn’t get to meet or talk to – there is next year for that!
I’ve already bought my ticket so I will see you there.
Lastly and with the greatest thanks which goes to my sponsor, Andy – www.childrenarewelcome.co.uk – not only am I so pleased to be taken onboard as a local blogger for this fantastic new site but I actually had the pleasure of meeting Andy after Britmums for drinks, putting the world to rights and having a good old natter.
Here’s to new friends, new beginnings and to better things.
OK, I admit, I may not have conquered but I have gotten out of my rut and am excited about a new tomorrow.
What did you get from Britmums this year if you attended?