Recently I was inspired by a brilliant post by blogger Rachel at Three Years & Home about how she is ‘more than just a mum’. You can read it here I really would recommend it! It got my mind whirring about what I would write. What makes ME more than just a mum (which is, of course, the most amazing thing in the world, but not the only thing in the world)? So I was very pleased when Rachel asked me to write my own thoughts.
I am me.
I am a mum, but also a wife, a daughter, a sister, an auntie, a friend and a colleague.
I met my husband at university and we’ve been together nearly 20 years and married for nearly 13.
I’m the eldest of three kids and the whole family still lives very close by. I was a bridesmaid for the only time in my life at 36 and an auntie (on my side of the family) at 39.
I’m a press officer (although my official job title is communications officer) and I’ve worked in the same job for 14 years. I have the public sector flowing through my veins.
I like my yellow car, my camera and my phone, whichever is never far from my hand. I like walking and fresh air. I like running even more than walking. I’ve completed six half marathons in my life – four in the last two years. I like dancing and am the oldest member of my street dance class.
I’m vegetarian. I like Thai food and pasta. But most of all I like Green & Black’s Maya Gold chocolate. I like to have lunch in my favourite coffee shop twice a week.
I like Superdry clothes and blue nail varnish. I like Doc Marten’s and Converse and flip flops. I wear a real diamond nose stud and still have a hole from my belly button piercing. I think I look better in my glasses than without.
I like swearing. But never do it in the home or in my writing.
I am passionate about reading and books and grammar.
I have eczema and IBS and acne. I eat some weird foods to keep my IBS under control. I am never ill and last threw up when I was 12. I have a phobia of vomiting and am also claustrophobic.
I like to get up early.
I don’t like dresses or heels or showing my body. I never wear make-up. I have never had a massage, a facial or a fake tan. All of these things fill me with horror. I rarely have my hair cut. I don’t understand the concept of a relaxing bath. Actually, I don’t much like relaxing and don’t really know how to relax.
I am teetotal. I don’t like tea or coffee. I don’t like fruit cake. I hate milk and bananas.
I hate laziness, dog poo, litter, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
I don’t like housework. I especially dislike changing beds. I never iron. I’m a rubbish cook.
I can be shy or the life and soul of the party. Small groups of people make me nervous.
Sometimes I feel so happy I could burst. But I’m a worrier. Sometimes I get overwhelmed and stressed and feel upset and angry.
I am unique. I am me.
I am more than a mum.
If you are more than just a mum, and would like to share what makes you unique, grab the badge and hop on over to Three Years and Home and link up.