Back in 2013, I was managing a hostel for teenage parents. I’d worked hard to get my degree in Criminal Justice, and I was eager to pursue a career in social care. My husband worked as a long distance lorry driver, which meant getting up at the crack of dawn and going to bed too early for an adult. Little did I know what was to come!
We were getting by okay. We were making ends meet, paying the bills, and seeing each other when we could.
Everything was fine, until the day when I realised that it really wasn’t.
One night, my husband walked through the door and he was shaking like a leaf.
I asked him “what’s wrong?”
At first, he hesitated.
Then he told me he had fallen asleep at the wheel and was only a few feet from death as he jammed his feet as hard as he could on the brakes to avoid running into the back of another truck.
I KNEW IN THAT MOMENT THAT I HAD TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT
It was the reality check that I needed.
I wanted to actually see and spend time with my husband, knowing he was not risking his life every day to put food on the table. And I realised I was unfulfilled. I wanted to express my creativity and live life on my own terms!
It was 3am on a Wednesday morning, I jumped out of bed and whilst my husband was getting dressed for work I said ‘babe lets start a business’ and he said ‘ok’ and came up with a plan of how to start
I became a full time entrepreneur a few weeks later.
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