It’s been a while, what with the arrival of baby MM and taking some well needed maternity leave from blogging…but I’m back in 2016 and mama got a brand new bag (ok, I know it’s papa, but hey!)
I’ve been badgering away on the blog throughout December, so I could kick start the New Year with a new look! I hope you like it! It’s a bit like starting a new school, so I appreciate any feedback. It certainly feels a bit more me now.
Blogging has always been a hobby for me. I’ve spent the last 2 years documenting a little bit about our lives, posting ALOT about interiors (a passion of mine) and the odd link up here and there. However, this year is a start of a new direction for me.
For those of you who don’t know, I was made redundant from my marketing job at the end of 2015 (just as I’d started my maternity leave) due to the down turn in the oil & gas industry. I’d always been an absolute career junkie all my life. I loved to work (odd right!) So naturally I set about keeping an eye open for another job. Being on maternity leave though meant I had alot of time to think and after doing a few sums, my take home pay wasn’t looking all that favourable anymore.
With that in mind, I’ve set about blogging full time. I say full time…realistically I can commit to no more than 18 hours a week with MM at home and Munch dropping to 3 days at nursery. If all goes well though, I aim to put MM into nursery a few days a week later in the year to free up more time to work on the blog and with any luck, I might even secure some freelance marketing work either locally or nationally (that’s the beauty about marketing…alot of it can be done remotely).
So you’ll be seeing a bit more of me this year…I like to think of it as the laid bare version. There will be a bit more about family life and our ongoing home renovations (the kitchen is getting done as I type). I’m even going to attempt to up my photography game and have purchased a DSLR (that makes me an instant pro, right?!)
I can’t begin to imagine how things will pan out, but I’ll give it a whirl.
Hopefully you’ll join me on this rather exciting and nerve wracking roller coaster ride of a year (you can sign up for a rather pretty weekly newsletter at the bottom of this post…shameless plug!)
Happy New Year!