I was asked this recently as part of a theme day on a Facebook page I belong to. It got me thinking.
I have been at home now for 19 years with my children and soon they will no longer need me, well not as much anyway. I was fortunate enough to be able to be a stay at home mum and I have enjoyed it and been incredibly grateful that I didn’t have to worry about trying to ‘do it all’. It has been an honour to bring them up to be the happy, confident young adults that they are today.
During those 19 years though I have worked at home and done some voluntary work. I set up and ran my husband’s business and helped him with a property development project. I’ve volunteered at the primary school and I also volunteered for a while at the local Citizen’s Advice Bureau. I oversee the care for my brother in law who has Downs Syndrome; I have fought his corner on many occasions and met some wonderful people along the way.
Before giving up work I was a PA at senior level, for VP’s and a Chairman. I worked in quite diverse industries – power tools, IT, technology and pharmaceuticals. I’ve not missed it though and I am very happy to be at home and continue to be so.
When I was at school my dream was to be a nurse. But a one night stay in hospital following a fall from a horse and suspected concussion made me realise that maybe it wasn’t for me after all – unfortunately I have a phobia to vomiting so being a nurse wasn’t really going to work! I am still fascinated by all things medical though and if I had my time again I’d find an alternative medical career.
But as I have said before this blog is part of my little plan for my 50’s. I am not sure yet where it will take me but I like having a little part of the internet to record my life and offer ideas and support to other women. Recording my Body Coach journey has kept me accountable. I love fashion and shopping and I enjoy sharing my outfits on Instagram. And so maybe it might be the start of a new dream job for me?
Hi, I’m Michelle and my blog Fifty & Fab is all about my journey into and through my fifties. I share style tips, health and fitness inspiration, I talk about my holidays and days out and I tell you about my beauty regime and my lifestyle. I hope you might pick up a tip or two and get some inspiration!
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