Once upon a time there was a woman.
She had a wobbly tummy, big bags under her eyes and a yummy little baby.
But, despite this woman’s attributes, she was worried.
The whole year stretched ahead of her and she didn’t know what it would hold. She didn’t know when her yummy little baby would start sleeping through the night. She didn’t know if she would return to her old pre-baby job. She didn’t know how long she could continue to pretend she had a clue what she was doing when it came to being a mum.
So she decided to start a blog.
Then she got married. And she wrote about that too.
Along the way, the woman began working again. The blog opened a few new doors and she didn’t end up returning to her pre-baby job.
The woman also made some new friends. She didn’t need to make up white lies about her non-performing baby to these friends, because they knew the score. They’d read her blog.
The woman started to wonder if she was too lucky. How could so much good stuff be happening all at once?
Then more good stuff happened and she was short-listed for two national blogging awards. She didn’t win, but she drank wine and made more new friends.
Just shy of a year after starting the blog, the woman got a phone call. She was offered a sparkly new contract as a radio presenter. She was very pleased.
Sitting at her computer one evening, the woman remembered back to the early days when she used to worry lots. She smiled, looking back with fondness at the luxury of having time to worry.
Then she got back to business and posted a picture of her daughter wearing a woolly hat in the bath….
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