When we separated we both decided that we didn’t want our daughter to have a part time parent and have done everything we can to ensure that hasn’t been the case.
Little Leaders is a very inspiring book that can enjoyed by anyone. This book inspires you to make great changes that can make the world better. All of the women in this book are very significant they changed things for black people and women of all backgrounds. When you first open the book and turn a few pages you will see information about Mary Prince.
As a Mother that is working and running a business what are your daily challenges? How do you manage the needs of your children, keep the business running and stay on top of your day job?
It’s a hard task and as my business is in its infancy stages, I’m encountering new challenges on a regular basis. Time is the main challenge and there not being enough hours in the day. It’s great to have a journal / diary which I do use but I’m learning the art of having Mummy, Carla, Babe, Cush, Sis, Carls, Miss and Coach Carla time lol! Wish me luck!!!
If I could exchange my career for any career in the world it would be… because… I wouldn’t! I’ve made a massive career change, qualifying as a nutritionist after 15 years working in advertising and I truly love what I do!
I chose to study because… I wanted to finish what I started, and my degree is an opportunity to elevate my future and my family’s socio-economic status. Having said that I’m at a very creative and transitional point in my life and writing for me has been way more successful than I could have ever imagined. Unlike my degree I didn’t choose it to be sensible its very much a passion of mine.
I chose my career/ job because… I LOVE food, baking is my therapy, it helped me deal with PND while on maternity leave with Frankie, and I continued to slowly grow my business after I went back to work full time for a footwear company. When I was made redundant I decided to take the leap and through myself into cookie&biscuit and launch the V spot- plant based supper clubs and catering. Seeing people coming together over healthy and delicious meals, meeting new friends has deepened by passion for food. I can’t imagine doing anything else.
If I could exchange my career/ business for any career /business in the world I would be… A mortician. I am utterly obsessed with the idea of a ‘past life’ because… since my father died I’ve been left with a lot of questions. Also the folks at the funeral home he was at did a terrible job at presenting him in a manner I deemed as fit. Everyone should have nicer memories of their loved ones.
I, like many other parents, allowed motherhood to completely take over my sense of self. Who am I without my children? In that episode Iyanla explains that we all need to be selfish in order to be effective to those we love. ‘My cup runneth over, what’s in my cup is for me, what runs over is for everyone else’.
I now use the festive period to catch up with loved ones, eat loads of food, dance in my slippers, enjoy the big belly laughing and creating joyful memories.
This week promise to write yourself a love letter, but write it as if you are your best friend. Write to yourself with kind loving thoughts, celebrate your strengths and do not include any weaknesses or areas for development.
t’s not a competition though, we are doing it for the activity value and to encourage you to engage in a long(ish) term project with your child(ren).
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