My name is Georga and I am Mummy to Molly.
I used to get really fed up with people being so surprised that I was a Mum. “Oh my god! I can’t believe you have a kid?!” I used to hear, thinking “But why? Just because I am not at home knitting and baking scones doesn’t mean I don’t ‘look’ like a Mother??” and after my marriage broke down I was no longer just a Mum either…. but a single one at that! *Shock Horror*
I didn’t want Motherhood to define my identity. It is certainly a huge (and the best) part of who I am, but not ALL of who I am. After my house sale fell through I decided that a solo 4 night trip away would be good to de-stress. Molly was with her Dad and it wouldn’t have mattered to her where I was or what I was doing, and seeing as I was temporarily rich from my house sale, I decided to go to Miami.
Miami was amazing. It inspired me to do more of the things that made me happy instead of focussing on the things that didn’t. After all, how could I be the best Mum I could be if I weren’t happy? I wrote down a list of all the things that I had said I wanted to do with my life… and Voila! A blog was born.
When Molly’s Dad and I first separated, it was hard to get used to not having Molly around all of the time. I wanted to try to turn a negative into a positive and I found myself with a lot of ‘free time’ to chase ambitions that were somewhat unobtainable whilst being a ‘full time parent’. To distract myself from her temporary absence, I started doing the things on my mini ‘Bucket List’. I travelled on my own, I travelled with Molly, I learnt how to DJ, got a regular slot at the local radio station, and discovered a new sense of worth whilst embracing a ‘You Only Live Once’ attitude.
I documented these ‘adventures’ in an attempt to tackle the stigma of a split family. There has always been be so much negativity surrounding a single parent, with an automatic presumption of struggle and/or loneliness. More importantly, children are presumed to suffer as a result. Having studied Childhood Studies, and having come from a family who’s parent’s ‘stayed together for the kids’, I started my blog to encourage people to have a more positive view on Co Parenting, which may seem a little unorthodox in the traditional sense, but is increasingly common in modern society. The most important thing has always been Molly’s happiness, and she is a very happy little girl.
After 2 years of blogging, I discovered that I had stumbled upon a path of Wellness and ‘blogged myself happy’ through travelling, learning, and experiencing new things. I now want to encourage other people to do the things that make them happy, although I wouldn’t necessarily recommend selling your house and spending all of your money!.
I have set up a centralised platform bringing together like minded people who inspire others to make conscious decisions regarding their physical and mental health. It also includes a UK directory of wellness professionals to help achieve the goal of making as many people as possible feel good. You can check it out here
Due to my new business venture, I no longer have time to maintain the blog so it’s current purpose is to remind me of all the crazy, silly, fun, exciting and random things that nudged me on to the path I am on today.
We hope our stories inspire you somehow and that you enjoy reading about our adventures as much as we do.
Georga and Molly x