More Than Just A Mum

I’ve just come across a fabulous blogger called Kate Takes 5 – she has some really interesting posts and definitely makes you think while reading them.  Her latest post is titled “More than just a Mum” and talks about one thing she did before she was a Mum that she’s really proud of.

It got me thinking, and thinking, and thinking.  What did I do before I was a mother?  That’s scary, I’ve only been a Mum for 5 years but I’ve already forgotten my past life – and that’s just horrible.

So I wracked my brains a bit more and I came up with something that I’m really proud of.  It’s not the most exciting thing that I did pre kids but I’m really proud of myself for it…. I was a kick arse Salesman!  I had quite a few jobs before kids but all of them were sales based – advertising sales, internet sponsorship sales and then finishing in recruitment.  I hit and exceeded my targets without fail (and trust me I didn’t always work that hard!!!) and I had total confidence about what I did.  I knew I could walk into a room and make people listen.  I wasn’t the most business like person but I was very commercial and very very truthful and people seemed to buy into me and whatever it was that I was selling.  I’m beyond proud of this and as it’s now been over 5 years since I last worked and I’ve lost this confidence.  I don’t know where the self-esteem has gone but it’s gone.  Friends and acquaintances will say it’s still there and they are shocked when I voice my sadness that I’ve lost my vavavoom but I know I have.

I haven’t given up though.  Although I can’t imagine that I’ll ever go back to that work life but now the children are growing up I’m slowly but surely getting my identity back and feeling more confident and I know I will be kick arse amazing at something some time soon.

Please head over to Kate Takes 5 and read some other kick arse pre Mum stories

Thanks so much for reading

Discovering New Blogs

Lynn C Schreiber over at Salt and Caramel has created a Discover New Blogs meme.  This is a great idea not only for new bloggers to go and shout about themselves but also for the more experienced bloggers to find new writers that they would like to read.

So following the rules that Lynn has set out:

My name is Sally and I’m a SAHM to two children, a boy who’s 5 and a girl who’s 3.  I also have a wonderful husband who works far too hard, is the chef of the house and is the rock of our family.

I started blogging 6 weeks ago.  The main reason for this is that I suffer from insomnia.  I don’t mean a few nights here and there of no sleep, I mean 7 phenomenally hard years where at my worst I was getting 45 minutes every night (this lasted for nearly 2 years and that was while I was pregnant and had our 2nd child.  At it’s best it’s 4 hours a night  (which is where I am now).  This has sent me pretty loopy in the past (and still does occasionally) however now that my youngest has started nursery 15 hours a week I am just able to cope so much better than ever before.  Anyway, I’m waffling, the reason I started blogging (and crafting) is basically so I have something to do at night when I’m awake and no one else is.  It keeps me sane and I’ve found that I’m really really enjoying it.  Not only am I enjoying blogging but I’m loving the whole social media world – it’s quite addictive isn’t it?

I think I am most proud of my very first post Hello Everyone – basically because it was my first.  It took me a long time to decide whether I was going to “come out” i.e. be myself or whether I was going to write under an alias.  However my most popular posts have always been my Ranty Friday one’s – I think everyone likes to read a good old rant 🙂

The post that I’ve had the best response to is my most recent Silent Sunday post.  I wasn’t surprised as it was just after I came out to my friends on Facebook so I knew my hits would increase over the next day or so.

 

Some blogs that I like to read:

http://winecantcurebackpain.wordpress.com/

http://mamamarmalade.blogspot.co.uk/

http://2under2.co.uk/

http://aspie-girl.blogspot.co.uk/

http://stumblinginflats.com/

http://pockettpause.wordpress.com/

http://londonloafing.com/

Unfortunately as I’m on free WordPress I’m not able to show the blog hop here so please click through to Salt and Caramel to see some other new blogs.

Thanks so much for reading and thank you Lynn for starting.