5 years ago Mr H, Bell and I left the UK for a new life on the East Coast of NZ. I had Tom growing in my belly and dreams of being a stay at home mum. After Tom came George. Our family is now complete.
BTB - before the boys. I see my life as two different chapters so far.
I look back and think about how far I have come. I had Bell in my early twenties. I worked full time from early on in her wee life. I married Bell's dad and owned a gift and homeware store in Auckland and travelled a lot overseas (with and without Bell) our life was full and busy.
Then when I sold the business we ventured overseas for more travel before settling in London to live and work. The marriage did not last but my love for that city has never faltered. I met life long friends and had an amazing job where I travelled around Europe organising training events for a large corporate. Dream job, dream life.
Then I met Mr H (an Englishman) and with that a longing to return to NZ and have more children. So we did just that. I just didn't have the career drive anymore. I wanted out and a different way of life.
When (if???) I eventually return to work it will be for social interaction and of course the pay cheque. I won't be wanting to "climb that corporate ladder". I just have different priorities now. The possibility of returning to work is a while off now but it has got me thinking as friends/mums make that step back into the workforce.
So tell me:
How has your life changed since having children?
Have you returned to work or plan to?
Will you be choosing a different career path altogether?
I would love for you to share your story.............. xo