For some Divorced Super Mums, you may have been an amazing Stay At Home Mum and now need to go and work out of the home to support your family. Being a single Mum is financially challenging, especially if your ex isn’t so good with coughing up child maintenance.
Others may decide they just want to try their hand at something new and make a clean slate for an entire new life.
Perhaps you want to do something you always dreamed of doing, but couldn’t in the confines of your marriage.
HOW EXCITING! So many possibilities. Possibly daunting. But doesn’t that tingle of anticipation sound a bit thrilling and fun?
What is it you have always wanted to be? Maybe it’s an under-water basket weaving expert, a physicist in Siberia, a Veterinarian for rainbow-bellied snakes ( Aren’t they just stunning?!).
You have experience now, could you consider a Divorce Party Planner as a career? It’s a growing industry as we know! And you have contacts in your address book. If you did not get the sexy stripper’s phone numbers, here’s the perfect excuse to pop them on speed dial!
Have you been stuck in a career rut because you think you have to?
You can be all you want to if you really want to!
What’s stopping you from succeeding in your dream job? Money to study? Time? Fear?
There are ways around all of these issues if you are willing. You can apply for study grants, or make part payments and study part time, or online.
If time is your barrier, forget it! I read once; you’ll make time for what really matters.
I also like this one: “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Fear may the be the huge anchor dragging you back. But truly, what is the worst that can happen? That your dream may not be as special as the reality of living it? At least you’ll know!
I don’t want to be at the end of my life and wish I had lived more, and done more of what I wanted to. Regrets will weigh you down in later years. This is my motto in life:“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” H. Jackson Brown Jr. ( smart man).
Go DO and BE while you can.
What about a new hobby you’ve always wanted to try? Today there are numerous ways you can learn new things. I learnt how to decorate cakes and ran a business for a while, all from YouTube and online tutorials. There are also plenty of community courses you can look for. You’d be amazed at what some of them offer: motorcycle maintenance, belly dancing for beginners, balloon animals and psychic development, are all courses my adult learning centre offer. Get on to it girl. That ukulele you’ve been wanting to learn how to play, there’s probably a course for that too.
Today, apart from my job in Teaching, I am also a freelance writer, and have been published in some prestigious magazines of which I am incredibly proud. Writing was a childhood dream. I considered doing journalism at University, until my Mum talked me out of it. That’s one time I wish I hadn’t listened to her!
It’s never too late to try your hand at what interests you. I am living proof of that. You never know, one day I may be able to write full-time. Until then, at least I am doing what I love, some of the time.
If this had just remained in the ‘dream’ part of my wish list, I’d never be on the way to accomplishing my goals.
Now is the time to explore your passions.
Don’t wait any longer.
‘A year from now you will wish you had started today’. ~ Karen Lamb