Before becoming a Mum I thought, surely it isn’t THAT hard to work and be a great Mum?
I knew that life would change, but I didn’t realise how much.
Being a Mum pushes you to your limits and tests you in more ways then you can possibly imagine. It’s a hard, rewarding, wonderful, perspective altering, roller coaster ride.
In times past, where I might have quietly judged a Mothers choice to slow down with work, or stop all together, becoming a Mother has taught me to replace judgement with compassion and understanding.
Now I’m blessed to be a Mother, I know this to be true: Your career isn’t everything. Motherhood changes the way you view life and your work, and that’s okay because it’s meant to change!
Which brings me to Planted With Light.
I have to be honest, I was seriously considering throwing in the towel. I’ve been absent from here, and (probably naively) said the podcast was going to be back early this year.
I needed this time to adjust to being a Mother, finish my 2015/16 wedding season, and figure out what I wanted to continue with.
While I was contemplating giving up on Planted With Light… new ideas, dreams, hopes and plans for PWL would creep their way into my mind. I began to realise the excitement was back.
The spark which had momentarily dimmed, had returned.
Possibly helped by the fact Ava was finally taking longer naps and sleeping at night, my mind was suddenly brimming with new ideas of all the potential this platform has.
I knew it was a sign I had to keep going with Planted With Light.
I believe in the power of community. The power of story.
Isolation and loneliness are dark places. Especially when you run your own business (or you’re a new Mum!).
I want this space to remind you that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
I want you to feel encouraged and inspired by amazing creative women entrepreneurs, who are just like you.
Whatever stage and season of life you’re in right now, it’s possible to find deep meaning and purpose in your life and creative work.
My hope is that Planted with Light will encourage and motivate you to live your BEST, most AUTHENTIC life.
So, my perspective may have shifted a little since becoming a Mum, but I believe it’s for the better and I hope you’ll continue to support me on this journey!
Going forward, here’s what to expect from Planted With Light.
SEASON 2 is going to be starting at the start of next month, Wednesday JUNE 7th (NZST)!
New podcast episodes are going to be released MONTHLY, on the first Tuesday of every month.
Is there anyone in particular you would love to hear from on the podcast? If you’re a working Mum reading this, I would LOVE to know how you balance work life and Mum life (if a balance is even possible?!)
Please comment below, I’d LOVE to hear from you.
I can’t wait to share more stories with you soon. Until then, I hope you have an amazing day. x