ON FAILING

So. A few months ago I had an epiphany. Being a stay at home mother is not for me. I’m just not cut out for it. {This is not the epiphany – stay with me}

I guess I’d probably be slightly better at being a stay at home mother if I wasn’t also freelancing and also trying to start a business. But I am doing those things, and failing as a stay at home mother has been the result. Which, if I’m honest, has been a source of a lot of guilt and anxiety for me.

And this is the epiphany. I’m not failing as a mother just because I’m failing as a stay at home mother.

So after half a decade of being a stay-at-home mother, I stopped. I am freelancing and starting a business. That’s my full-time job. It’s only been a few months but already I feel like I should have been doing this for that last six years. I feel more productive. I feel more energized. And when I spend time with the boys I’m 100% focused on them.

So this is my gift to you for this week: Just because you’re not great at the one thing doesn’t mean you’re not great at other things. It’s when you do the thing you aren’t great at for days, weeks, months, years on end, that you might start to think of yourself as a failure.

Stop thinking you’re a failure and do something different.

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I’ll be posting here more often about the business I’m working on. I’m starting an eCommerce store selling zero-waste products to replace single-use plastics. I’m more inspired than I’ve been for a long time. XO

By | 2018-04-11T22:40:18+00:00 March 17th, 2018|BLOG|5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. JMC May 4, 2018 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    I I know this feeling well. My problem is we can’t afford for me to go back to work. I’d love to but can’t. But glad you can.

  2. Juliette H April 4, 2018 at 10:46 am - Reply

    This isn’t failing. Change that title dear… xxx

    • Helen April 5, 2018 at 10:22 pm - Reply

      Merci Juju. XO

  3. Nicole April 1, 2018 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    So excited to hear more about this new venture! Good for figuring out what you want.

    • Helen April 5, 2018 at 10:17 pm - Reply

      Thank you! I’m excited. :)

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