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07/03/2011 / butterflyexperience

Princes Trust

It’s been just over 3 years since I left my career in I.T to become a Stay at Home Mum and it was truly the best decision I made for my family.

It has far from been easy as I live a 2 hours drive from my family, have no support where we live and my husband at the time worked long hours being out of the house for 12 hours during the week and often working from home during the weekend so to compensate for my loss of financial contributions.

At first I thought when the children were old enough to start school I would be able to go back into work but it began to dawn on me that working hours and school hours don’t exactly match up and the whole breakfast and afterschool club thing is not a road I want to go down.

I also can not after 3 years of not being employed step back into my old career and would have to start at the bottom of the lader again, and now with a family I can not do 12 hour days.

This is a main reason for me venturing into self-employment and with an obvious dip in my confidence regarding the working world, I approached the Princes Trust at the begging of this year wondering if I would be eligible for support.

Wonderfully I was accepted and completed the Princes Trust Business Training Plan in January and am now on my way for applying for a grant to help me start-up my Jewellery Business.

I am currently working on a Business Plan with my Princes Trust mentor which will give me and the Princes Trust an insight into where I want to take my business.

To be honest if it hadn’t been for the Princes Trust I don’t think I would have had the self-confidence to begin my business, it’s been such a long time since I used my brain for anything other than working on baby routines and meal planning that I just felt frustrated and annoyed at myself for not doing something more with my life.

The Princes Trust has helped me to rediscover my self belief that my dreams are within reach.



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  1. Crystal Jigsaw / Mar 8 2011 6:40 pm

    This is really positive news. I think it happens to a lot of mums where they have children and decide to stay at home thinking they will go back to work once the child is school age. But it doesn’t always work like that. Running a business from home can often be the best of both worlds. I wish you every success.

    CJ xx

    • butterflyexperiance / Mar 8 2011 7:07 pm

      Thanks for the support CJ 🙂

  2. Average Jo / Mar 9 2011 10:44 am

    I really admire what you’re doing, i think it’s brilliant.
    Also love your blog too, hope you keep it up, i’ve really enjoyed reading your posts and hope to be able to continue
    🙂 xx

    • butterflyexperience / Mar 9 2011 7:21 pm

      Thanks Jo, it’s wonderful to recieve such positive feedback

  3. mizmummytwoshoes / Mar 9 2011 12:33 pm

    Well done on jumping back in to the world of work! 🙂 I’ve just started Maternity Leave, waiting for baby number 1 to arrive in 4 weeks time. I wish i didn’t have to go back to work, i’ve got such a business spirit, i’m determined to work for myself one day.

    Wishing you all the luck.


    • butterflyexperience / Mar 9 2011 7:23 pm

      Mizmummytwoshoes, if you have the spirit I recommend going for it otherwise you can be left feeling so frustrated that your not doing what your really want to life.
      Bet your excited on the arrival of your little one!


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