Before I start posting the many blog posts I’ve been drafting over the last eight months, I thought I’d share some of the here of now to put it all in context.
First of all, if you’d like to know a little bit about me and why I’ve started Flourish and Blossom, pop on over to my about page to read a small part of my story so far.
So, the here and now…
As of this week I’m a working mama of one. Gorgeous Esther is eight months and two weeks old [because we still count the weeks at this stage] and is a true joy to parent. I thought I would be one of those people who just slipped into motherhood naturally; I’ve always wanted to be a mum so why wouldn’t I? It turns out I haven’t found it that easy but more on that in another post.
I’m married to my wonderful husband Jonny and one of the bestest pals we know, Ben, lives with us in our comfy, slightly disorganised but hopefully fun home in the north of Sheffield.
I always imagined I’d be a stay at home mum but this week I found myself stepping into a new role as Events Manager for a city centre venue in Sheffield [The Printhouse if anyone is interest, go check it out!]. It’s only for one day a week for now which means I still get the best bits of the stay at home mum vibe but I also do get to exercise a different part of my brain and Esther gets to have fun daddy and grandparent days which is a bit of a treat to be honest.
So this is where I’m starting from, a newbie mum who feels like she now knows a tonne more than she did eight months ago; who has learned an infinite amount along the way; who has been plagued with doubt many times; who knows she would love to do this again one day but is, for now, enjoying this precious time; who has known many joys and lots of tears over the past eight months; and finally is a mum who wants to share her journey with you.