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The Ways of a Woman with Ambition

The Ways of a Woman with Ambition

I’ve never described myself as a woman with ambition before. My usual take on life is more sit on the fence, rather than fight for what I believe in. I’ve always worked hard, but I’ve never had a passion for what I’ve done. I’ve always been happy enough to do an honest days work, without needing to push the boundaries or seek ways to continue to learn and grow.

I’m not exactly sure when things changed. I suppose it was sometime after having children, probably during the time I was pregnant with our second. I began writing and steadily things began to change. I found time to write and I found time to learn, I still do. After a while I began to realise that I didn’t have to let the world pass me by, I could join in the fun and make something of myself along the way.

My world is now full of opportunity, I learn something new each and every day. Educating myself doesn’t seem like the chore it used to. I have fire in my belly and I have a constant need to feed it, to keep it burning. Cheesy I know, but it’s hard to describe just how much passion I have for what I do and for all of the amazing things I’m yet to learn.

 

New plans for 2018 –

Over the past year especially, The Tale of Mummyhood has gone from strength to strength. I have so many ideas and plans in the pipeline for my little corner of the internet. 2018 will be a time of new beginnings for me too, with the launch of my second blog Salubrious Place! Earlier in 2017 I had the idea to start another blog with more of a focus on health, beauty and wellbeing. Areas that I have so much interest in, but don’t always fit well with my first blog.

I dabbled with Salubrious Place when I initially had the idea, but the time just didn’t seem right. I didn’t have it planned out well enough and found myself becoming overwhelmed, a little like spinning plates. I’ve had many months to plan now though, so I’m determined for 2018 to be the year I really get Salubrious Place off of the ground.

So now I have two blogs, that are in a lot of ways connected, but also very separate. I’m ready for the work load and even more than that, I’m ready for the learning curve! 

 

Finding time for the day job –

As well as all of this, late in 2017 I was offered an opportunity to go back to hairdressing one day a week. This isn’t something I’d been planning on doing, but it’s another string to my bow and something I just couldn’t say no to. It’s still a self-employed role and I choose the hours that I work, which means I can fit it around Hubs’ shifts to avoid any childcare issues.

I must admit, the first few weeks were hard. I’ve never left the girls to go out to work before and as much as I know people do it all of the time, it wasn’t the norm for our family. I very nearly quit before I’d even begun as I was so bothered by having to leave them. Within a year or so though, both girls will be at nursery and that’ll mean I have to leave them whether I like it or not.

This year I’m going to need to be on top of my game to achieve my goals and to grow every aspect of my business further. Determination, organisation and passion are the ways of a woman with ambition! 

 

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43 Replies to “The Ways of a Woman with Ambition”

  1. You sound so much like me – i want to work hard but no real direction of what I want to do. 2018 is going to be the year I change that and make a proper life plan! Good luck with all your plans, wishing you lots of success in 2018! #coolmumclub

  2. I love your energy and zest for life in this post – you are so right, life is full of opportunity and things to get passionate about. I totally get how you felt about your one day a week job – my Christmas position was hard on the girls, and part of me hated it (but part of me loved it too). Best of luck and can’t wait to check out the second blog!
    Thanks for sharing with #coolmumclub

  3. Making time to write is so important. I love writing my posts but I’m also writing a fiction book too and I find making time for that as well. All the best with your plans – the new blog sounds interesting.

  4. Good for you! It’s good to have drive and ambition as long as you take care of yourself. I’ll pop over and take a look at your other blog; I didn’t really realise that it was yours. Well done you! #blogstravaganza

  5. Go You!! How exciting to be reaching your goals! Salubrious Place is amazing, by the way. I know it’s hard leaving the house without your kiddos. I can’t even seem to run 5 minutes down the road without missing them like crazy. I’m really glad that worked in your favor, plus they probably really enjoy getting to have daddy all to themselves!! Great post, thanks for sharing! #Blogstravaganza

  6. Good luck with it – it’s so exciting when you really get running with a blog – have fun with two! #ablogginggoodtime

  7. You are fitting so much in and doing so well with it all. I am sure 2018 will be very successfull for you x
    #fortheloveofBLOG

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