I never intended this to be a Mumma blog, but it certainly seems to be going in that direction at the moment. I guess it’s because I have so many Mum related bits and bobs floating around my brain that I just need to get off my chest.
So, I’ve been blogging since 2003 – OLD SKOOL! Anyway… Many moons ago, back in 2009, I created my technology review site, Girls n Gadgets. It was really well received and I even won a few awards and I have been lucky enough to be featured in glossy mags, TV adverts and I was even named a ‘Remarkable Woman’ by Nokia. I spent many a night a PR events and became well known on the technology and start up scene.
Gosh, all that seems so far away now. Since having a child, people’s attitudes seem to have changed towards me. I’m not able to attend a PR event on a days notice and I’m not able to drink until the early hours anymore. Even if I could, I don’t think my body could take it anymore.
These days, I don’t think people take me as seriously as before. I’m just as serious about making a success of myself and my website as I’ve always been. Unfortunately in the past couple of years I was held back by my health and this has made me wonder if people find me unreliable? This really saddens me as all of that was completely unavoidable.
Yes, I think a child changes your life and certainly for the better. I wouldn’t’ have changed a thing, but why must having a child mean that you’ve dumbed down somehow? I’m just as motivated, if not more so, now I have a family. I’m not stupid and I have ambition and a child does not hold this back.
I don’t want to be known as a mumpreneur or anything mum related in the work place. I want to be known for me and what I can do. As a Mum, I know I do a good job, but it doesn’t need to come into my professional career. What’s important is that I can be an excellent Mum and a successful woman at the same time without neglecting either duties.
I know this is going to be a bit of a controversial post, but I feel strongly about my identity.