Ok, so I just realised I haven’t blogged in TWO MONTHS. And it’s not because of a lack of content either – I have literally been so busy I haven’t had a spare moment to even think about blogging.
Shortly after my last blog, I received a phone call from a global software company, asking me if I’d join them on their national roadshow to speak to small business owners about the value social media can bring to their business. I actually said no. I said “I’m a single mum with a toddler, there’s no way I could spend three days away from her and find a babysitter with less than a week’s notice”. I hung up the phone and felt like I hadn’t tried hard enough to make this opportunity work. I rang Em’s dad and explained the situation. His response: “Yeah, sure, why not? That’s fine”.
So off I flew – first to Cairns, then to Townsville, then back to Brisbane and a cruisy drive up to Toowoomba for the last leg. Taking that opportunity to grow my business, to stand on stage and do what I love AND to be my own person away from Emily was an amazing thing to do, and just so healthy. I could feel myself physically regenerate as a single person (by this I mean as a person without another smaller person attached). I have spoken twice since and have another speaking gig lined up next week.
I launched an online course! My first online course is live and accepting enrollments. I’m not 100% happy with the content or the layout, but I know the value is there and the best part is that it’s live. I’m now working on my second online course – the goal is an online school for business owners to sign up to course that are relevant to them.
Em has started toilet training. I’m a big fan of nappies. I’m naively thinking one day she will just take her nappy off and sit on the toilet, do her business, wipe, flush and wash her hands all on her own. That could happen, right?
Aaaaand probably the most exciting of all….. I met someone. I have a hunky boyfriend! he brings me wine and makes me laugh. He adores little Em and she adores him. I’m in that horrible honeymoon stage where everything is sunshine and rainbows and lovey-wuvvy-dovey – I hate people like this and now i’ve become what I hate! We’ve been on a few weekends away to the coast, out to Tangalooma and we’re planning a longer holiday too – I haven’t been this happy in so long. It’s like I forgot what happiness actually felt like, and I was living in a pseudo happiness.
Anyway, To all my family, friends and supporters, I promise to restart my weekly blogging. There’s so much to write about! 🙂