My own chaotic journey
I wouldn’t have chosen to be a single parent without my partner. But the choice was taken from me and I started my journey as a single parent over 8 years ago when my husband passed away.
I went from having a supportive husband in all things relating to our children to having to work it out for myself.
Regardless of my own grief, and yes even anger at the world for taking him from me, I had no choice but to pick myself up and work it out for my children’s sake. They were my guiding light as I learnt how to be a single parent helping my children to grow into amazing young adults, to running a house single-handed, finances, fixes, disasters and all, and on top of all that learning how to build a business and support my family.
But it took time. I had no guidebook. But I got there in the end and ended up writing the book I wish I had at the time. But regardless of working out, I do wish I had access to someone who could help guide me. I had a lot of supportive people in my life, but no one that truly understood the challenges I was facing.