My first Blog!

As the title says this is my first blog! Eeeeek! I can’t promise it’ll be very good but here goes….

So over the last 4 months I’ve been training and learning lots of new skills with the brilliant Keepsake Co so I can begin a new chapter in my work life. This is mainly to help me do additional work around my daughter and to be able to be home as much as I can in the day whilst she is young. It has been mostly exciting and scary all rolled into one but it finally feels like it’s all starting to come together!

So just to tell you a bit more about me and how it all came about….

Two years ago my daughter Ella was born. It had taken a long time for me to get pregnant again after a previous miscarriage. At one point I thought it might never happen but luckily for us it did, finally, after what felt like the longest hardest wait ever. It’s been an incredible journey and I love being a mummy more than anything! I’m not trying to paint a perfect picture of my life because I don’t think anyone’s life is perfect, also, my little girl has hit terrible twos and is definitely feisty and keeping me on my toes but I am happy and loving parenthood more than I ever thought possible! Quite early on though during motherhood I felt as though I had lost my identity and I wasn’t sure where I fitted in anymore in terms of my career and future. Lots of things had changed in my life during pregnancy and continued to change after Ella’s arrival. A slipped disc stopped me teaching exercises classes which I previously taught and loved so much. I had hoped to continue with these after the birth but sadly had to stop. Then taking care of a little one every day prevented me from catching up with friends as often as I would have liked or used to do in the past. So by the time Ella was in a good routine and more independent I started to feel the want to learn something new and build a new path/career for myself for the future. So that was how I came to find out about jewellery making and training with The Keepsake Co. I am massively sentimental (I have a box full of all the cards my Dad has ever written me in my life) so I immediately fell in love with the idea of being able to handcraft and create these beautiful pieces of jewellery. So in amongst two other jobs plus a toddler I have found the time and managed to complete training and learn lots of new brilliant skills to enable me to start this exciting journey! I am really excited for the future and can’t wait to see how it unfolds! Watch this space! X