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Who am I? What am I doing here?

Well, golly gee, what a difficult question.  Who am I? I am a looney, I am a Mum of 5 with an at home business and a partner, who single handly puts up with all my crazy and supports me along the way.  Who am I really? I don’t know and I hope I never know.  I have a strong desire to learn and don’t ever want to stop.  If I am not trialling a new jewellery design, I am thinking of a new book folding design, then there are the days I am learning about SEO, followed by how to get the kids to eat something new.   I am as insecure as the next person, and I certainly do not fit the jewellery designer, trendy stereotype.

A funny thing actually happened this week, I got added to a list of best fashionistas a few days ago (well my business did) and although flattered, it gave me a giggle, I am currently sitting here typing my draft of this one handed with teething, dribbly baby swinging off my arm, sporting a effortless up do (read: threw my hair in a pony tail this morning), ready to go for a workout (read: wearing my comfy trackies and a tee).  Just out of interest what do you do with your time and away from work do you meet your stereotype?

When I am not busy working, blogging, being a parent, I like to read tutorials, learn how to do things cleaner, cook at home,  I use gemstones and crystals to support my everyday life and I am currently delving into the realm of aroma therapy.  My goal is to take my family back to a simpler, more natural way of living.  So natural recipes and cleaners are big on my list and I will share these over time.  I can only type so fast.  I have 3 separate blogs as well as my WordPress site, I tend to blog on WordPress then move the post over to the relevant page so that my gorgeous readers that want to know about natural therapy, don’t have to hear about my latest sale unless they wish to.

I am currently doing the Blogging 101 and 201 challenges just to learn a little more about how people are doing things because honestly, talking about myself in text in not something I am familiar with or very confident doing.  I hope to improve over time.  Why not stick with me on this journey of self discovery? I would love the company.

I must add that is one thing they don’t tell you about the glorified world of running a business around your family.  It can get quiet talking to the same family day in, day out.

I am hoping by the end of this year I will have learnt how to live cleaner and happier and hopefully discovered who I am a little more and with a whole lot of luck, love and work, I hope to have helped make your world a little easier, nicer, happier, touched in some way. Do you have a personal goal for the year?  Why not share it in the comments to keep yourself accountable.

 

Dear blogging world…

People keep telling me to be myself online and within business, as though I am being fake, well this is the truth of the matter.

I like my family life, I adore my partner, and I want to work from home.

I also love making things that make other people happy!  
I realise that as a stay at home parent I have the time to make things.  I don’t have any special training and I don’t see myself doing anything other people couldn’t do, (other than having the drive to make it happen), and being happy with a average income.  
I had a successful retail store with my former partner, learnt that money really doesn’t buy happiness and I want stay happy this time around.
I try to post informative posts, at the very least things I find interesting or relevant.

So although I might be a struggling artesian, I am actually a very real person.  
I have had an interesting and varied past, didn’t complete high school, started working crappy jobs at 13, some of which I loved, have run and managed 2 successful businesses, neither of which were my idea.  Had an emotionally and  psychologically abusive relationship, that i still haven’t let break me, I have now found my soul mate. (formally a term I thought new age hippies had just made up).  This is my third business and its the one that makes me happy.
I don’t drive a flash car, I am renting our home, and I am more than happy to answer the door with my children at my feet, my hair not looking perfect, and no make up on.
I have lived on egg sandwiches, because at 16 I was living on my own somewhat by choice, working a low paying job, and supporting a girl that had been kicked out of home and would have been homeless and penniless without me.  
I enjoy making the things I create, I don’t ever intend on living up to public perception, often under charging by the artisan standards, and am happy doing it.  If I can make something, sell it to you for a price you can afford that makes me a little bit too, and brings a smile to your face. I am happy.
That is my goal and just a little about me. I may touch more on it in the future I may not.
What do you want to tell the world about you?
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