At the moment I am a stay at home mummy to my three beautiful girls, Rosie (Almost 6), Molly (3) and Lily-Mae (Almost 1). I want to go back to work when my three children are in nursery/school, I always swore I'd give them a good start at life and be present for the first and most important years of their life and I also swore I would do a career which I loved and had passion for when I returned to work.
I left school with all my GCSEs and went onto college and completed three years of hairdressing training and followed that up with two more years in a salon, I hated it. I didn't enjoy the bitchiness of a salon, the way hairdressers had to talk about everyone and discuss everyone’s lives with everyone else and stab you in the back with trust. I lost my confidence and when I fell pregnant with Rosie it was my excuse to leave it. I did other things in between, courses and part time work but nothing I loved.
The one thing I love in life is creativity; I love photography, writing, drama and dance. Since a very young age I loved to take photos, recording memories, friendships and my journey through life. On occasions I would love to take photos of family and friends dressed up and celebrating. When my children were born I had to take lots of photos because after my first I knew those precious moments are over in a flash. They grow up so fast and I love nothing more than to look back at my babies lives.
Everywhere I go I take a camera, record the full journey and take photos of what I've seen and done. I love it all, I have great passion for it and this is why today I have decided to follow my passion up and start the journey of my career path. Lily will start 15 hours of nursery in Sept 2013, Molly and Rosie will be in full time school this will give me a chance to attend college/university and achieve the knowledge, qualifications and experience I need to start up in freelance photography.
Choosing my career path was not easy, over the years I thought it would be easier now to go back to hairdressing because the qualifications are there, I have had so many ideas of what I wanted to do but photography kept popping up but I doubted it. I never attended college interviews at last minute and I put it to the back of my mind with so many doubts and insecurities about it. But at the end of all this I want to have a really good try so, wish me luck
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