Yey! It’s Amy everyone! Amy is a gorgeous woman inside and out, happily married and mum to two little ones.
Amy is a total inspiration to all those ladies out there who would love to say bye bye to the 9-5 and follow their passion but are scared… Last year Amy left her fantastic job in the City to have more time to devote to her family, to herself and to pursue her passions which are photography and illustration. Go Amy! Whoop! xoxoxoxoxo
What’s the best thing about being a mum? Love. Laughter. Hugs. A sense of completeness and the desire to be a better person.
How did you feel the moment your son was born? A hazy mix of overwhelming joy, relief, disbelief, exhaustion and complete vulnerability! My first few days of motherhood weren’t the easiest and, if I’m honest, felt more like survival at times. But my maternal instinct kicked in instantly and kept me going through the early hours!
What do you know now that you wish you’d known before you became a mum?
To trust your own instinct. In the early days when you’re still finding your feet, the views of midwives, health practitioners and well-wishers often differ and leave you feeling confused. My advice to any new mother is to listen to their gut instinct and be confident in the decisions they make.
What do you do to take care of yourself? I live by the 80:20 rule and still allow myself time to party! Otherwise, I’m fairly disciplined and combine good nutrition with regular workouts and the occasional spa session with my friends. Catherine also introduced me to the wonders of Aromatherapy Associates bath oils to unwind at the end of a long day – pure bliss!
What holds you back? Two things: fear (mainly irrational) and not living in the present.
Describe a beautiful moment in your life. At the end of our wedding day, everyone took to the dance floor for our last dance; holding hands and forming a huge circle around us. My friend Bella, captured this moment on her camera. It was one of the purest moments of joy that I can remember – everyone I loved in one place, supporting us in a little bubble of happiness!
What are you grateful for today? For my husband, who never fails to make me laugh … particularly at myself!
For my little ones, who are a constant source of wonder and joy.
And for my friends – many of whom I’ve known from early childhood, from my teenage years back home in Suffolk and from my university days. I’ve come to realise how unique this is and how blessed I am to have their friendship decades later!