Has anyone ever asked you ‘what is your why?’ that inner thing that drives you on, your internal motivator the thing that makes you keep taking those steps towards your version of success?
It’s a question I’ve been asked and until recently I’ve been unable to answer it, or at least answer it from the heart with real honesty. I am a mum to four beautiful children and the wife to an amazing man who would give me the world. If I look at my life in numbers I have been a mum for more years of it than I haven’t and the 4 beautiful humans I am lucky enough to be mum to fill me with love and pride every single day. Whilst bringing up the children I was lucky enough to also have a full time career in retail, something that I loved and was so passionate about for a long time.
So when asked ‘what is your why’ I thought the answer should be my children, and that is what I would say when I was asked. I know that was partly true because I went to work to be able to contribute to the family and give them things they wanted (without spoiling them!!) But if I am honest I also went to work for me, you see being at home full time with the children was not good for me or my happiness. I stayed at home for a number of years and as much as I enjoyed being there seeing the milestones I also felt like a part of me was missing.
Circumstances played their part and my retail career started with a part time sales assistant role selling designer mens and women’s wear. I soon realised that I wanted more and had more to give and so began my 18 year career. During which I worked my way up through the business to be an Area Manager. I am proud of the teams I built during that time. The growth I witnessed and the things we achieved together……those people are such a huge part of who I am today.
At the start of 2019 I had some time away from work following an operation and this gave me time to reflect on where I was in life and what I still wanted to achieve. I realised that having a ‘job’ wasn’t enough anymore and that I wanted more.
During that time of reflection I found my why……………………. I am my why.
I want to do more, be more and achieve more for me. I think for a long time I have felt ashamed to admit this, scared of judgement, scared of being seen as selfish. But now I am proud to say ‘I am my why’ and my happiness is what drives me, because I know if I am happy then I can bring happiness to those around me too.
I am so proud and excited to be launching my own business with an amazing opportunity that came my way earlier this year. Working alongside Moments Candles Co ltd I will be bringing you a range of signature luxury home scent products and I cannot wait to share them with you. Beautiful products to help you celebrate the moments in your life.
Because……………… I believe we all deserve our moment.