Once upon a time there was a mummy,
The mummy worked very very hard in a job that she didnt really enjoy very much, that kept her away from her family a lot, and this made her sad.
In one way she was very lucky as the money she earnt enabled her family to do some pretty awesome things, like going on lots of amazing holidays and having lovely things but on the inside she got sadder, and the sadder she got the more she ate, she grew and grew and grew and that made her feel even worse inside.
On the outside it looked like she had it all going for her, a great career, 2 happy healthy children and a husband that loved her but on the inside she felt empty no matter how much food she ate and money she earnt.
One day the mummy woke up and decided that she didnt want to live like that anymore, well the doctor decided that for her, and she tried to start to change her life, one step at a time, she started talking to someone about how she felt and learning new ways of coping and feeling better about herself.
Then a short while later she found out she was pregnant and was blessed by the birth of her third beautiful baby girl. After she was born the mummy decided that the next change needed to be made and started to look after herself, she changed her diet and lost over 8 stone in weight. Her friends and family were amazed that she managed it and slowly her confidence began to come back and she walked with a little spring in her step, not feeling like wallpaper anymore.
The mummy decided that if she didnt want to go back to her old career she would need to find a new one, one that would fulfil her desire to help people in the same way as she had been helped when she was at her lowest and she enrolled on a degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy at the tender age of 35. She worked very hard at university and volunteered with a charity doing counselling with children and that made her feel like she was doing something worthwhile.
This time, the mummy wouldn’t have to hide behind her family, ashamed of who she was and how fat she looked, she would stand proud and happy, recognising how truly blessed she really was.
Mummy thought this would be the best kind of Grand Adventure – where all the family could celebrate together as a family of 5 how far they had come and how exciting their future was going to be.
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