My name is Elle, I contain less than zero technical savvy but have been searching for a long time for a way to accomplish the dream of working for myself and supplementing our income without taking time away from my family and believe I may have finally found a way to do that with WA.
I have a university degree in Exercise and Sport Science, I am a FA certified PT and Exercise Professional but most importantly I am a mum of two beautiful 17 month old girls (hopefully with another coming along soon!).
Before falling pregnant I had dreams of running my own physiology clinic and was enrolled to start my clinical masters a few months after I found out I was having twins. My first thought was ‘I can totally do it all’ then reality set it and I realized how difficult and complicated my pregnancy journey was going be so all other priorities were immediately dumped. Thanks to a lot of prayer and faith my girls were born healthy but I was now faced with a new challenge- sleep deprivation, and not just bags-under-my-eyes- tired but falling-asleep-standing-up tired and all ambitions for my future career slowly faded further away from my new reality.
This wouldn’t usually be a major issue for a young mum however a few months before falling pregnant I turned to my husband who was a medic in the Australian Army and informed him that I couldn’t go through another tour or stand the thought of constantly moving around with a young family. So in a huge act of bravery he resigned and started all over again as a carpenter, which is great for our home renos but a massive strain on our financial stats. Which in turn lead me to my current state of desperately needing to supplement our income but struggling to work under a majority of conditions that working mum’s battle with and without having to completely ignore my little ambitious voice in the background.
I apologies in advance for the many questions that may inundate the chat room…
Nice to meet you.