She Calls Herself A Blogger Now

She Calls Herself A Blogger Now

I still feel shy about calling myself a blogger. I still feel overwhelmed when people say they read and actually like my blog. I am up to my eyes in self doubt and I feel like I am running to just to stand still.

Seems like the perfect mindset to quit my job and put all my eggs in one basket then.

I have been working nights shifts with the elderly on and off for the last five years. After my maternity leave with Harbor it seemed impossible to return to the unforgiving hours of retail management. I didn’t really have any choice but to work nights and then struggle to stay awake the next day with a baby.

We didn’t really do this because we were struggling financially it was more that we were ambitious. We wanted to get onto the property ladder and to move up it as fast as possible.

It’s difficult once you get in that mindset to change how you feel. I will always be browsing rightmove for the next project however I am trying to stay put a little longer in this house.

With that in mind and with it getting to the point where I was miserable two days before my shift. The dread of the tiredness, not feeling like the role was rewarding anymore and missing out on watching my boys at football practice meant that I took the plunge and handed my notice in on Friday.

I want to focus on the possibility of having a career again and more importantly one that fits around having my children. Infact based on having them. Oh I do like to moan about the trials of parenthood.

I haven’t been spontaneous since having my children. I was always reckless and determined but having children has made me cautious, reserved and even introverted.  I’ve spoke before about how I struggled to ‘fit in’ with other mothers which is still the case mostly. I have learnt to just be myself and with that in mind I am going to give blogging a proper go.

So I’m standing here with all my metaphorical eggs in my basket, feeling relieved, extremely nervous but mostly like a child on Christmas Day. I am finally doing something for me, let’s hope I don’t mess it up!

Cara x

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14 Comments

  1. Kelsey
    December 13, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    I have never been and still am not a fan of blogging really…but yours has changed my mind! I always look for your next post because I love having a read. You are real and relatable. Have belief in yourself! Good luck x

    • December 13, 2016 / 8:22 pm

      Thank you!

  2. Sian Wilkinson
    December 13, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    I love reading your blog Cara! I’ve been telling everyone that will listen about it, and how I laugh every time I read both your blog and instagram page due to your honesty and humour! Particularly the ‘don’t fit in’ school mummy comments. 😂 Good luck with your new venture. Looking forward to reading more!!! I wish I had the courage to take the plunge too!!!

    • December 13, 2016 / 8:24 pm

      Thank you! Well if it all goes tits up at least I’ve tried!

  3. Kym
    December 13, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    I am so jealous!! I dream of a career change, teaching is rewarding but I have little to no time for my family, even with finishing at 3… yeah right more like 9:30!
    I have followed you on Instagram for a few months and have just discovered your blog!
    Such lovely, funny reads! Good Luck! And Congrats for taking the leap!

  4. Lorraine smith
    December 13, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    I wish you were in my playground. Go for it. You will be fabulous x

  5. December 14, 2016 / 7:39 am

    I enjoy reading your blog and insta stories! Have you thought about vlogs on you tube? I’d love to give blogging a go but I’d be too worried about what people who know me think! Good for you for giving it a go! X

    • December 14, 2016 / 8:00 am

      I worry what people think too! But I’m like that in everyday life anyway! If you’d love to give it a go you totally should! X

  6. December 14, 2016 / 10:59 am

    Yay Yay Yay!!! Well done and massive congratulations on the next exciting venture! This time next year You’ll wonder why you waited so long, it’ll be ace. G 😘 Xx

  7. December 15, 2016 / 6:38 am

    Good luck cara!..i have no doubt you will be anything other than a roaring sucess..your posts are so god dam hilarous..even though im not a mother myself (yet) i really enjoy reading your posts..i wish you all the luck in the world! Jenny xx

  8. slg
    December 15, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    Go for it! I really enjoy your blog and insta! Good luck, not that you need it xxx

  9. December 20, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    You’ve so fine – don’t worry. Leap and build your wings on the way down. That’s my motto!

  10. January 5, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    Good luck my lovely! I’m sure you will ace it as your blog, pictures and writing style are great 🙂

    Melissa x

    • January 5, 2017 / 4:23 pm

      Thank you!

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