Britmums live and finding my voice again

Britmums live and finding my voice again

It’s been a tough few months to say the least, with breakdown of my marriage and figuring out life as single mother two. I’ve felt unable to have a voice and in truth I have noticed the effect it has been having on my mental wellbeing by bottling things up and not having an outlet. I am starting counselling again to try to work through my thought process and I am still completing my online course in a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Diploma. I am re-focusing my energy, trying to stay away from negativity and focusing on being a better person for myself and my children. I know I am not perfect and I have made mistakes, but I am trying to move forward and learn from this experience.

Last week I attended Britmums Live for the first time and to be honest the thought of going did fill me full of anxiety. If I would have had a choice I probably would have pulled out, but some how I managed to put my anxiety aside and get on with it, with the support of someone special to me and a much-needed lift into London.

I was excited about the workshops where I could improve on my blog and it’s safe to say it didn’t disappoint and I got so much out of it. It helped me realise that I needed to find my voice again and also look at a new direction for my blog. Mental health has been a huge part of my blog in the last year, but it’s something I want to expand on and also branch out from in some way. It’s a work in progress and a plan of action is underway.

The best bit about Britmums for me was connecting with some of my favourite bloggers including meeting the lovely Vicki from Honest Mum for the second time this year. Vicki just has it, she has confidence, she’s engaging and she actually wants to communicate with everyone. I was also lucky enough to meet the amazing Susi from So Happy In Town (SHIT) and we instantly hit it off, this lady has done so much with her blog in such a short space of time is certainly one to watch out for. Kirsty from the amazing blog Winnettes was so sweet and as bubbly in person as you would expect from her lovely blog.

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Just some of the lovely ladies I met on the day.

Britmums was worth the visit and something I plan to go back to next year for the whole day and evening, to get as much as possible out of it. It’s helped me re-focus on my blog and find my voice again and connect with some lovely inspiring ladies. I even managed the underground and train home on my own, which for me with little to no sense of direction is a huge achievement in itself.

Here is to the future of The Muddled Mother.

 

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20 thoughts on “Britmums live and finding my voice again

  1. I have yet to attend a blogging conference but hope to one day soon. It sounds like you have come a long way. I am sure you can get through this difficult time x
    #FamilyFun

  2. I’m so pleased that you had such a positive experience at Britmums having had, what sounds like, a very tough few months. I think your posts about mental health are open, honest and extremely helpful to others going through their own struggles so I’m so pleased you are thinking of doing more in this area in the future xx #familyfunlinky

  3. Ah I’m sorry to hear about what you’ve been going through. I’m glad you’re feeling positive though. I had a ticket for Britmums but sold it on as I’ 6 months pregnant and was at a wedding reception the night before and would have been too tired. I hope to go next year or the year after, baby permitting! xx #FamilyFunLinky

  4. Sorry to hear about the tough time you have been having. I have been through counselling myself and found it hugely beneficial but it takes a long time and I have been back for more when I needed it again. I am glad that you found inspiration and positivity as well as new direction at Britmums. I look forward to following your journey over the coming months and wish you all the best. #DreamTeam
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