Most business owners have a plan for their business or try to have a plan when they go on maternity leave. The thing is, there is a huge element of “the unknown” - what will my baby be like? Will she sleep enough for me to do anything productive? Should I create a routine? When should I be present on social media? Should I schedule my social media and have my blog posts ready to be published on time?..For me, the list went on and on…
I had so many questions and no answers. In the end, I did it my way. I definitely made some mistakes, but I also learnt so much. In case you missed it, all the juicy details are in this post - 5 Lessons I Learnt After Going On Maternity Leave - Part 1 (It’s definitely worth a read!)
Obviously, adjusting to a new member of the family will be a big change for all of us, not just me and my business.
And so, I kept it simple and did the following 3 things to prepare for my maternity leave.
It’s fair to say I’ve been busy planning and learning so much stuff in the ungodly hour when I’m meant to be asleep, but that is where this post comes in. I wanted to share some insight on the lessons I learnt after going on maternity leave. Spoiler alert - I also have another post which shares the 3 things did to prepare my business for maternity leave - That will be in the next post so watch this space!
So, here goes, the 5 lessons I learnt after going on maternity leave…
I’ve been thinking about writing this post for a while, but I couldn’t settle on the title of the post.
There are lots of people out there that run their own business, plus there are a number of individuals that are starting a “side-hustle” or are already on that road.
But what about the people, like me, who work part-time, run their own business, part-time, and are hands-on-parents. Where are they? Do they exist? Or am I on a crazy train on my own?
In this post, I wanted to share the reasons behind what I do, why I do it and how I balance it all to make it work for me and my family-business-work life.
YAY!! I'm super chuffed!! Two days ago (on my birthday) I found out my freelance side hustle business - Krishna Solanki Designs - is a finalist in the Small Business category in the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2017.
So I’ve kept this to myself in the past, and I don’t know why! It’s definitely something to be proud of and shout from the rooftops….
Hooray! I’m a member of Squarespace Circle.
I’m pretty sure you are thinking...What’s Squarespace Circle? And, so what?... How’s that going to help me?!
Well my friend, hang tight as I’m going to share the details of what that means to me and TO YOU!