The lovely Older Mum tagged me on this meme and, as I’m trying to keep up to date with these things now, I’m going to jump straight in.
Here are the rules:
- Post the rules
- Answer the questions in as much or as little detail as suits you
- Leave a comment on MotherWifeMe so we can keep track of the meme
- Tag three people and link them on your blog
- Let them know you tagged them
- Tweet loudly about taking part using #amothersworkmeme
Did you work before becoming a mum?
I was 39 before the little man was born, so I’d had a variety of jobs, from shop work on Saturdays when I was at school to junior clerical work and payroll, through to working in the NHS and then being Directors’ PA and more latterly property management.
What is your current situation?
Full time mum to the little man, although I’m starting to develop ideas and plans for what I’m going to do when he starts school and doesn’t need me for as many hours in the day as he does at the moment. Lots of studying and writing; and reading – lots of reading.
Freestyle – a chance to get across your own point of view on the subject.
I never really found anything that I was really good at and enjoyed until I became a mother. I was always searching for the perfect job and if I could go back 20 years, still knowing what I know now, I would do things differently. But that wasn’t really an option then so I did the jobs that I could do, that were reasonably enjoyable and that paid the rent and latterly the mortgage. If I’d had the ambition and direction (and self belief) then which was lacking, and if I’d pursued the sort of career and I would pursue if I could go back, I might have gone back to work after the little man was born. But as things are, I think I have finally found the thing that I love to do, nurture the little one. Very rewarding, but the pay is shocking!
I’m going to tag Mummy Plum, because I’d love to know what she used to do before the birth of Little Pip.