Saturday, 12 January 2013
"My daughter's birth changed my life" & Author Interviews
I already have 2 children (only 19 months apart in age) and I had traumatic pregnancies (both unplanned C-Sections). I found being a mum difficult (soul searching even), but I embraced it all - I did the craft, played, went for long walks, did puzzles, read stories, cooked... I became a stay at home mum!
We lived abroad and going back to work was a difficult option. I also had no network of friends or family to help me (it was quite isolating, if I'm honest).
Anyway, we moved to the Isle of Wight and I was a lot happier, but I still needed a "mental" challenge. I volunteered at Pre-school, became Treasurer & Secretary, started Teaching Swimming as a volunteer for a local club, then helped at school, and did a little supply work ... but I only considered going back to work when my second child was going to start school.
So, I applied for job and found I was in demand! All the schools needed Maths Teachers. I was sucessful in getting a part time job and I breathed a sigh of relief - I was joinng the adult world again.... And then I found out I was pregnant again. Truthfully, we were in shock! But, I did take it as a sign, I was not meant to go back YET...
I think the fact I managed to get a job did help my confidence... I knew I could. A part of me had started to think no-one would ever employ me again. Anyway, I actually had a great pregnancy and even though my youngest was born with breathing problems, she is now as healthy as a horse!
The first year of her life sailed by, I read a lot and enjoyed the time I had with her. Then I watched TWILIGHT... I was HOOKED (besotted more like) and I watched the interview with Stephenie Meyer, and as I have said before it started my writing career!
You can find out a little bit more about me in my latest interviews...
...And by Indie Author Land
Thank you so much for reading,
Vanessa :) xx