A year ago my life changed a lot. My ex who I had planned to grow old with walked out taking two step sons who I cared deeply about with him. To say he didn’t look back is an understatement. He left me shocked and grief stricken and my children were heartbroken. Four weeks later I failed to the job I had worked so hard for and I felt like my life had suddenly fallen to pieces.
5 weeks in France and lots of TLC from my fantastic children, my mum and dad and my outstandingly amazing friends and I slowly turned things around.
I decided to make an epic decision not to return to the job I loved and to take some time out to give my kids the love and attention they needed. I grew stronger every day and even on the bad days, I told myself, I’m still here, I’m still standing, I can do this.
I had not really been single for 23 years and I felt a bit like I was flying without wings. I learnt to do new things and became more independent, I decided that life now was all about creating dreams and adventures for me and my children. Not about trying to please someone else and their kids (and ex wives, and parents and friends).
I love my children with all my heart and have learnt so much about them and me but most of all I learnt that I can do this, without a man. That families are made in many ways and as long as were doing our best we can get through. So after a year, not only am I still standing, but I’m happy, wiser and stronger.
This is the start of my journey as a self made mum, I am not sure what I will achieve and how I will come out of this but I am determined. I have three businesses I’ve started, I am writing a book and I am enjoying painting again. So lets take this journey together and see what comes.