So today I’m going to start a series on organisation. In September my oldest monkey starts school (sob sob x) and after two years of enjoying being a full-time, stay-at-home mum, I’ve decided that I really need to dust off the mental cobwebs and do something. Just not sure what that something is yet…
I guess I was very career focused before I had children – I spent most of my time either in work, thinking about work or going out with friends from work. I even met my husband there! Once our little boys came along though, my priorities changed and decided that I wanted to be at home with them. Since then, I’ve thrown myself into being a mummy – toddler groups, play dates, swimming lessons – I even run our local church playgroup, which I love doing.
But the time has come for a new challenge. I decided once I gave up work that I didn’t really want to rejoin the corporate rat race and I’ve been mulling over ideas for quite some time on ways to set up something on my own. Despite the alarming rate of new start-up failures, I’d still love to run my own business – who knows where it could lead?
I’ve a whole world of planning to do before I even get to the stage of deciding what I’m actually going to do. I need to look at my skills/experience, any necessary re-training (I’m looking at a complete career change), local market opportunities, finance, the mechanics of actually setting up a business, suppliers, business plans, marketing, research – the list goes on and on! Most important of all, will be to convince my husband, who will not only be stumping up some of the cash (and potential serious financial commitment should everything go wrong!) but will also have to live with a messy house, increased childcare costs and an even more disorganised homelife than normal. How will he cope?!!!
Business-wise, there’s so much to think about. Before I get to that though, I think I need some serious organisation in my life as it currently stands, so that I can free up time to focus on my new business ideas. Hence the following series of posts on organisation. Over the next couple of weeks I’m going to be blogging about (and acting upon!) organising my life, home and family. I’d love to hear from you too – any tips you can give me would be much appreciated!