I’ve just recently left a job that I loved. I worked at a woman’s monthly magazine where the women I worked with were amazing and I made a couple of awesome friends. The perks were also super: being flown to Cape Town for lunch at Babylonstoren by Woolworths, being treated to lunch at DW-13 by Soms Delta, enjoying an air-fried lunch in the sky courtesy of Samsung. And that’s just mentioning my last month there!
So as you can imagine it was with a very heavy heart that I left. But the decision to leave was actually very easy. You see, my two-year-old Holly is developing so quickly every day and I really felt like I was missing out on too much of her life. And that’s not something I can ever get back. For a long time now I’ve wanted to find a way where I can still work – because I need and want the stimulation and income – but also have flexible hours to spend with my girl.
I know it’s a lot to ask for, but it really shouldn’t be! Mother’s should not have to choose between work and their family. Ever! So I spent a great deal of time thinking about what my skills are and what I can offer from home. And I’m actually pretty talented when it comes to writing (I hope!) and I have loads of experience in social media management. So I decided to start my own company: Miss Write. And, in the process of marketing my company using various social media platforms, I was contacted by the ex-MD of the company I used to work for.
To cut a long, but serendipitous, story short, she offered me job where I could work for her new, small company (perfect for me!) called Ceed Learning, with flexible hours, and from home (except for a few hours at the office sometimes). And the company is happy to let me continue working on my social media management business! So, everything I’ve worked for and been through, I believe, has led me to this point: a mommy who’s been given the chance to work and spend time with her angel, by another mommy.
And, because I’m not travelling to work every day and wasting time in traffic (up to two hours a day) I get to spend precious time with Holly doing things like this:
Coloured spaghetti sensory activity (you see, learning’s in her genes!)
1. Cook spaghetti in water coloured with food colouring.
2. When it’s cooked, place it in a bowl with or without water.
3. Let your baba play with it outside – it gets messy!