My Experience: The Up’s and Down’s of my Life

When you get to a certain point in your life you start to question things…

The Up’s and Down’s of my Life 

The last six years of my life have been a whirlwind.

Now that Miss NHM is at school and doesn’t need me in quite the same ways that she did when she was younger, I’ve had more time to reflect.

Miss NHM turns five tomorrow and I am sooo not ready to be the Mum of a five year old. Five years old feels like a big milestone, that my baby is no longer a baby. It’s such a cliche but I don’t quite know where the past five years have gone!

I’m very lucky in that I’ve spent a lot of time with Miss NHM and seen her grow up, but, as you can see below, our family has gone through quite a bit over the past six years since I fell pregnant with Miss NHM:

  • Mr NHM came back from six months away in Bahrain with the Navy (this was bloody tough for both of us!)
  • Got married
  • I was made redundant the day before we got married
  • Went on Honeymoon
  • Fell Pregnant
  • I started two new jobs at different companies (hated the first one and didn’t last longer than a month!)
  • We sold Mr NHM’s house
  • I finished my MBA
  • Mr NHM passed his driving test
  • My Grandma died three weeks before Miss NHM was born but I couldn’t go to her funeral because I couldn’t walk and was in so much pain with SPD
  • Miss NHM was born (tongue tie, Mastitis, high arched mouth, Miss NHM spitting my blood up when I breastfed her, yeah, it was a very challenging first three months of parenthood!)
  • Mr NHM left the Navy
  • Mr NHM started a new job at a new company
  • I did jury duty
  • I graduated for my MBA
  • I had 6 months maternity leave
  • I was on crutches for 3.5 months due to SPD
  • I changed my job
  • Mr NHM was very ill. We thought it was cancer. Thankfully it wasn’t.
  • Mr NHM changed job again
  • We had the kitchen and bathroom re-fitted with a toddler in the house.
  • We tried to buy a new house and failed
  • I was told some earth shattering news
  • Mr NHM’s Mum was diagnosed with terminal cancer and then 5 months later she was cured! Yup, a miracle!
  • I organised four NHM Expo’s
  • I raised £2.5k for charity
  • Mr NHM had three knee operations in 18 months
  • I hosted several NHM Meet Up’s
  • I supported lots of local Mum businesses to get up and running
  • I jumped out of an airplane

Throughout all of the up’s and down’s and all of the challenges, my family and NorthHantsMum have remained the constants.

My purpose 

Writing and running NorthHantsMum has been so rewarding for me and has had such a positive impact on my life. It has always been there during those opportunities and difficulties that life throws at all of us. I can’t believe that I’ve been writing NHM for nearly five years!

I get to touch people’s lives with what I do on NorthHantsMum. It keeps me going and I love it!

I’ve spent a lot of time in the past two years asking myself some very deep questions and working out the reason for why I am here on this earth.

I want to contribute to society in a big way, raise my daughter to be the independent, intelligent and passionate woman that I know she is going to be. And I want to improve the lives of others, in whatever way possible.

I want to inspire others to live a great life and to be a great parent. (Not always leading by example, I’m well aware!).

This is my main reason for being on this earth:

  • My life’s purpose is spending my time and energy finding ways to inspire and help people, particularly Mum’s, live easier and better lives. I want to have helped thousands of people improve their lives.

It’s a relief to know why I do what I do on NorthHantsMum. I’ve been searching for a while now and there is a sense of calm in that sentence above. In finally having a sentence that sums up what I want to do with my life.

Why am I telling you all of this? 

I don’t get to see all of the ripples of the impact of my posts, networking meetings, Expo’s, charity donations, etc. and I guess I’m still searching for that validation, to know that I’m spending my time and energy on the “right” things.

So I have a question for you:

  • Has NorthHantsMum inspired you at any point?

I would love to hear your feedback on this question…

As always, thank you for supporting NorthHantsMum x

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One thought on “My Experience: The Up’s and Down’s of my Life

  1. Kathryn slaughter Reply

    Ever since I was tagged to join this group, I’ve managed to get in touch with old school friends. It has been a life line knowing that I’m not the only one “going mad” at times!

    Such time, effort and care goes into NHM and whenever I can I recommend the site and joining in the blogs.

    Always look forward to the next event suggestion, ideas and reviews!

    Keep up good work and don’t give it up! :/)

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