I’m no blogger, I love reading lots of blogs but have never had huge confidence in my writing abilities or thought that people would be overly interested in what I have to say. So when the lovely Sonia at @SoniaThorpe was looking for people to feature on her blog why I stepped forward who knows?
Posted on August 4, 2011
Guest Post – LizGuest post
Liz from Ruby & Ginger is here today with a guest post about leaving her big city job and becoming a Mumpreneur… Thanks Liz xx If you haven’t checked out Ruby & Ginger before please do – I have this Just Nipping Out Set and LOVE it :O)
Then I sat back and thought about why I’d volunteered and saw a recurring pattern of my recent life, it’s about putting myself out there and doing something new and outside my comfort zone. So here I sit writing this (numbers were always my thing you know) about the last 2 and a bit years where my life has been all about taking a risk, learning new things and just getting on with it because needs must.
For those of you not too familiar with my twittering as @rubyandginger I’m Liz – the Ruby half of Ruby and GINGER and I’m what is technically termed a Mumpreneur but the reality is I was a real career girl, worked in the city,big job, big responsibilities who when I had my children had to make a choice between career and family and so have spent the last 2 and a half years trying to build two businesses (I also publish a free family magazine to 15,000 families in Leeds every 3 months http://www.blogger.com/www.boomag.co.uk) and they have been the best 2 and 1/2 years of my career.
Why is that (I hear you ask ..if you are still reading my ramblings!) ?
Because I learn something new every day – often more than one thing.
Who’d have thought that me – queen of the spreadsheet – would be; designing fabrics, inventing new products, doing VAT returns, building websites, featuring in national magazines, packing orders, writing press releases, have an intimate knowledge of postal rates, conquer mailchimp, trying to predict the future when forecasting business plans and spend days meeting lots of great people at baby shows…the list goes on and on.
All the things that ‘just happen’ when you work for someone else are down to Brenda and I – every tiny little thing is down to us, every decision, every mistake, every success and do you know what it makes me really glad that fate has thrown me this path as whilst I might not be as well paid (yet!)or jetting around the world as I used to be – I’m hugely proud of what we have managed to achieve so far and that’s what keeps us going.