When I first started my blog I tried to write an about me and truthfully I found it hard. If I don't know who me is then the rest of the world better watch out. When I was pregnant with Isabelle I feel I lost myself and have really struggled to re find it. Writing a blog was my way of channelling my feelings and thoughts to hopefully find who I really am again. Last month I had a little bit of a break from it all, with the house move happening I just thought it was a stress I didn't need to be dealing with. In the manic that was unpacking I some how must of unpacked my personality again. I think the time away from here and the fresh start at a new town in a new house did me some good from the first day.
So who am I?
I'm Clare. I'm not a beauty expert, I have spots, chipped nails and probably should lose a stone in weight. I have days I find it acceptable to wear pyjamas and days that I pull the trainers and the sweats out instead of the skirts and heels. My friends and family would say I'm outspoken, sometimes abrupt, sarcastic but kind. To me this translates that I am a truthful person with a bit of humour. Don't ask the question if you don't want the answer is my belief. I live with my partner, daughter (Isabelle, 20 Months) and our doggy woofs (Layla).
I'm a full time Mum, no I don't sit watching soap opera's all day, I do however wish I had the time too. I'm a babysitter, a cleaner, a cook but most of all a friend to my daughter. She eats chocolate and has squash in her water. I don't parent from books or apps, I don't use technical phrases and find my self googling mummy terms when amongst friends. I parent from the heart and make choices on instincts.
I work from home sometimes doing mystery shopping and dining. I used to be a restaurant manager, I have also been a teaching assistant and a watch technician. I'm 23 and still don't know what I definitely want from life. I take each day as it's thrown at me and try to smile at every occasion.
Life is hard no matter what your circumstances, everybody has there own stresses and I don't believe in judging anyone before you know the facts.
My hates and loves
I hate people with no manners and people who are rude just for the sake of it. I dislike those that make others feel bad to make them self's feel better. I can't stand anything flavoured around peach, apricot or orange.
I love my family both blood and those inherited from my partner. I'm a coffee addict and chocolate devourer. Cheese is also my big downfall. Handbags and shopping are sometimes my oxygen for the day. My favourite colours are pink and yellow, not together mind you and a random fact, I would love to run a marathon one day and have the fitness to do so.
I don't fit in a niche and for quite a while tried too. I'm me and me I shall now always be. I hope you will all continue to follow me on my journey, as my blog goes through changes, from a magazine article to pieces of my life.
Clare (without the I (just a small pet hate))