I have dreams, I have aspirations and I want to realise them. I don’t want to get to sixty-five and feel that I didn’t fulfil my potential. Do I even have potential? I’ll never find out if I don’t give it a try. It’s not about living life to it’s fullest but more about satisfying an inner curiosity of how far I can go and what I can achieve.
I love to feel inspired but I’m fed up of reading about other inspirational people and their achievements. I want my own achievements. I come from a regular family where my parents were ambitious and successful but they worked hard. They always strived for more – and still do. Not because they want or need more but because they thrive off it.
I’ve always felt that this entrepreneurial spirit is in me somewhere and so Hero is the beginning of my own journey.
There’s so much I need to do to be a better mother but this is one way I’m trying to do it. To be a female role model for my girls. To show them I can think for myself, that I can set goals and work for them. To show them how to be the best they can be.
I’ve been a stay at home mum for six years and I know how that feels. I’ve played with them, I’ve shouted at them and I’ve spent days ironing, making beds and endlessly picking up toys from the floor. But life is different now, it’s the beginning of a new era. They are both at school full-time so it’s time to find my identity again.
Without question, writing this blog has been a stepping stone to where I am now. It’s been amazing to connect with so many people and find a passion I never truly realised I had.
I know it’s not going to be easy. I will feel stretched (I already do) but above all I already feel like I’m a better person. I’m thriving on being my own boss, having independence and having purpose to my day. I’m surviving on around five hours sleep a night and copious amounts of tea and coffee – but who isn’t?!
So in some ways, Hero is completely selfish and all about me. But perhaps sometimes, for the greater good, it’s good to be selfish.