Life begins at...... Ivy Cottage
Hello, my name is Rebecca and my blog is about my attempt to change my life; as I approach 40 I become more and more aware of it's quality. I value the importance of not only family time but time for myself. I have worked in education for 15 years and love where I work and what I do but I want to carve a career working more to my rules and to rebalance work life. As a child I loved to draw, constantly sending pictures to The Gallery on Hartbeat. I would spend hours in the Art room at college and knew that I was happiest when I was creating. The years after university, whilst striving to have a 'proper' career, I forgot about the happiness and excitement that being creative made me. Now I enter a new life-stage I need to bring that love back into my life. It puts a spring in my step, fire in my belly and makes me feel whole.
I live in a lovely little cottage in the West Midlands called Ivy Cottage with my husband and son. We love living in our community ; cycling to the park; working on the allotment; and frequenting our local cafes ( my son looks forward to their special children's white hot chocolate complete with fairy dust) . I love being a mom. It is the most rewarding thing ever. It can be hard at times and I am always learning but I have learnt a lot along the way.
This blog is about my life, family, interests, and tips for other women like me who are trying to re-find themselves. I would love to hear from any other women and how you manage to make sure you stay true to yourself when life gets busy and fast.