When I started Budding Smiles nearly 5 years ago, it was a diary. A diary of pregnancy and love and life and motherhood. I started just at the point when ‘Mummy Bloggers’ were becoming quite a thing, with the number of such blogs shooting through the roof in recent years. Somewhere in the chaos, I lost my way. I lost my purpose and my passion, my reasons for starting a blog.
** This is a collaborative post ** One of the things I’ve found the hardest about working from home, is the struggle to switch off from ‘home’ stuff and focus only on work stuff. For ages I have been wanting to create a bright and inspiring office space in which I can shut myself away from the house ‘stuff’, in order to focus on running my business and blog.
A couple of days ago I travelled to Norwich, via Peterborough to pick up my hand model – AKA Mum. It was time for my final assessment, to determine whether I would become a fully qualified Bio Sculpture nail technician. 3 training days, lots of practicing, late nights, and an online assessment, all leading to this day.
There are a whole load of amazing things about being a freelancer; I do almost every single school and nursery run, I get to take on the projects and work that I feel good about doing, I can work in my own ways (even if they are sometimes chaotic…!), I can change my working hours to suit life – even at the drop of a hat. It can also be a lonely and unpredictable life though, and Epson have come up with a brilliant way to help.
You may remember that earlier in the year I told you about a wonderful spa day I was treated to in London, and that on the back of absolutely adoring the Bio Sculpture products and what the company stands for, I would be training to become a Bio Sculpture nail technician. This post is a little update about how the training has been, and what happens next.