So one of the biggest downfalls of being a single parent is having literally no time to get anything done. That’s why, my quest for 2018 is to become super woman.
I have so much to do. Housework. Bills. Cooking. Website stuff. Wholesale orders. Blogs. The list is endless and I never get any of it done. All I do all day every day is make sure my baby is fed, clothed and generally entertained. So I feel requiring super human powers is, realistically, the only answer.
People keep telling me to work when she naps. Those people telling me this clearly don’t know my daughter as she is a serial cat napper. She naps for maximum 30 minutes at a time, which is barely enough time to turn on and load up my laptop, never mind actually have the time and head space to think productively about business or creative. By the time she goes to bed I am literally wiped out. Completely pooped and barely have the energy to make myself food never mind anything else.
But with a new year brings a new attitude and new perspective. My mission is to become super woman, with super human powers and the ability to get shit done. Or realistically to just change my attitude towards these things and allow myself to believe “I can do it all”. It’s all about self belief.
I am truly inspired every day by mums who are running businesses and parenting at the same time. Many are holding down full time jobs too. So it is possible. There’s no time for excuses any more and I just need to crack on.
The business is launching in May of next year and I’m so excited, but there’s a lot to do. I’m currently working on a new website for Annie Evelyn which will incorporate the myannieandme blog too. The new website will have better functionality for the business side of things and will include a shop. Luckily I have friends who are experienced in web development and they’ve helped me out massively, but it’s going to take time to get the site the way I want it and to move my blog content over.
So, there we go. 2018 will be the year of super human achievements. Because being a single parent is no excuse for failure. If I believe I can do it, I will.