Can you really have it all?

As a working mum to four children, everything has to be in it’s place. There is no point in not being organised, even for the slightest things. Each night before School the kids packed lunches are prepared and put in the fridge ready for the morning. The kids have to get their clean clothes out before bed too,everyone plays their part in organising in this house. Preparation is the key!

So can you really have it all? Well you can certainly try, and that’s exactly what I do. I work hard not only with the house and getting everyone organised but also with my working life. I work hard to be able to afford the house we live in. I truly believe that the world is your oyster in your working life, you can achieve anything you put your mind to. I dipped my toe into the world of money making when I left school at the tender age of 16. I managed to blag a job with a top London bank, that is where I saw what potential there is to make money and be successful in what you do. I dreamt at the age of 16 of being a personal banker, but there was many other banking jobs which mean you can make a tidy wage packet that you can be proud of. My highlight was buying myself a Louis Vuitton handbag with my wages, the wages I had worked hard to earn with an honest days wage.

So why am I not a successful banker? Despite the busy London life being enjoyable, sociable and with great money, my heart yearned for more. I left London life to have my first son, and have never gone back. One day when the kids have grown up more, and possibly left home then I will no doubt go back to commuting to the City to work. But meanwhile my kids are so young, and so important to me that I just couldn’t bear the thought of being away from them for 14 hours a day, they would be asleep by the time I got home and would probably be asleep when I left for work in the morning. Especially considering how reliable the First Great Western train service is!

So can you really have it all? Well it depends what you want out of life. I love my family, and my priorities are my children and I will pretty much work any job if it means more time to spend with them.

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