Also known as Joanne, I am a 28 year old wife and mother-of-two, soon to be three.
From a young age, I had always wanted to be a part of the fashion industry but didn’t know what route to take to get into it.
When I found myself pregnant at 19 I didn’t really see much of a future in any of my aspirations; but I was given a major break after being chosen as one of the first Garment Technical Apprentices at ASOS.com
Since then, I have worked for various brands such as Allsaints, WHISTLES, Topshop and Ted Baker
I got married in 2014 and in February of 2016 I was blessed to have another baby – a boy!
Before going on maternity leave this time around, I knew that I wanted to be a stay at home mum. After I had my first son, I was so conscious about fitting the ‘babymother’ stereotype, I was determined to go back to college.
When I started back my bub was only two months old and since then I’d always been in work. I shouldn’t feel guilty really, but I’ve always felt that I missed out on seeing my firstborn grow up. Now I’m a little older and lived life a little, I realise a woman should never be made to feel guilty for just raising her kids. If you decide to work then that’s great but if you decide to stay home then that’s great too. I’ll go into more detail about this in the future but for now…
“What was this girl to do?”
Well here you have it, It took me a while to do this because in my mind I thought ‘There are millions of bloggers out there; what will make me stand out? Until I realised it’s not so much about being ‘different’ but just being myself. There’s only one me and if I stay true to that my blog and everything that comes with it will be unique in it’s own right
The blog will mainly feature fashion and lifestyle posts of that which I love, aswell as the love my family and I create.
My overall ambition is to encourage women similar to myself, who may feel or be discouraged after having children, that no matter what avenue it is – they are more than able to pursue and make their dreams a reality
I hope you enjoy opening the life of me