Have you missed me?!

Well Good evening! Apologies for my absence but I lost my way a little, had a mini crisis, world was imploding you know the jist. But after a break I am back and I am buzzing and I am inspired! I am also expecting a baby! Lots going on at GAB HQ!

So my last post was many months ago, the way this year is going (are we really at the end of April already??!) it feels much longer! I have been on somewhat of a roller coaster ride and I am not a fan of fun fairs so it has not been the most pleasant of experiences! In February we lost my furry old boy Wes at the fabulous age of 14. My big black labrador pal was such a character and his deterioration was so fast it came as a real shock. I have been very lucky that in my almost 33 years I have never really suffered grief. Some people will say they’re just dogs or they’re just animals but a labrador is a faithful friend, a loyal companion and a happy waggy tail at the end of a long and tiring day. I still miss him every day but I am blessed to still have his big sister Cassie still with me at the ripe old age of 15 (92 in dog years!) I found it hard to come to terms with his loss and I completely lost my mojo, all the passion and drive I had after the previous months events disappeared overnight and I just couldn’t function so took some time out, some time to reflect and process the journey I’ve been on so far. And now I’m back and feeling energised (in between bouts of morning sickness!) and I have a new challenge to face – running my 2 businesses whilst juggling the start of high school for my eldest, with a toddler and a newborn at home, & with a husband who works away! Quite a challenge you might think! But I do like a challenge and after accepting that I need to be flexible and can’t control absolutely everything I feel driven to find a way to succeed! Heck I will make it work so I can share how it can work for you too! I want to inspire and encourage mums to go for it and what better way to do it than by living it, taking every business and parenting challenge that comes along one day at a time! I will endeavour to become the Ultimate Mumpreneur!!!

So I am feeling inspired and re-excited tonight after attending the Business Northumberland thank you event. Business Northumberland has been a fantastic service and it is sad that there is only short term funding for projects like these. All the staff are amazing, helpful, friendly, supportive and I feel proud & privileged not only to have received the fantastic support that i have but also to be associated with them. I got a very lovely surprise tonight at the event when my logo appeared on the screen during the presentation. I have been trading for 7 months now and I still get really excited if I see my name or my logo (designed myself on paint of all things!) or I get a mention somewhere. And I mean really excited that I think I squeaked during the presentation!! And then when project manager Ian Coull talked about Business Northumberland success stories me and the Mumpreneurs got a mention! So that’s twice in the space of about 10 minutes! That’ll be my confidence cup refilled then and I’m now too excited to sleep tonight! Despite the long day and being pregnant and constantly really tired! So I am writing this instead!

So I just want to end by saying a huge thank you to all the staff at Business Northumberland for the amazing job they have done and continue to do in different guises. I am very proud to be one of the 2000 people you have helped to start their businesses. I will continue to build my business, I will endeavour to help more Mumpreneurs build theirs, and I will be forever grateful for the opportunities you have given me & the experiences I have had that will last a lifetime. Thank you all and best wishes for the future.

Good Night 🙂 x

2 replies on “Have you missed me?!”

Ah Gemma – what a lovely post. I had a few tears reading about Wes – dogs really are part of the family and the most faithful of friends. I’m sure you have lots of special memories though.

Yeah to your re-found mojo, you will certainly have your hands full but I’m confident if anyone can do it, you can xx

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