I have a bit of news. Today is the start of a whole new chapter for me – I am officially freelance.
Yesterday I left my role as Senior Fashion & Beauty Editor of LOOK Magazine to find more of a balance to my life, to work from home and most importantly to be around a lot more for my two children – who are both growing up way too quickly!
After two year-long maternity leaves, it has been amazing to have been working again at a fabulous publication, dressing up every morning, putting on bright lipstick and drinking fancy skinny coffee with an extra shot.
And for much of the past eighteen months, I have been really happy. But – and obviously I can only speak for myself here, every working mum is different – I started to get really bothered about Charlie starting school in September and me not being around to pick him up.
At the same time, my husband had a promotion at work which meant he wasn’t going to be around so much in the week and in my head, that decided it.
MMM started off as a distraction from my second mat leave. I knew there would be days I needed to feel like me again – someone who has spent the best part of the last twenty years in the fashion industry.
What I have found is an amazing community, a brilliant, passionate readership (of people other than my mum!) and an absolute love for editing and writing it.
So I have lots of plans – a little redesign, a lot of new ideas, but with more time and headspace to devote to MMM. I would LOVE to know whether there is anything you’d like more of – or even less of, so please get in touch, by email, comment below or tweet me.
In the meantime, hello new chapter – and thank you all for reading and caring about MMM.