I received a phone call yesterday. From one of the producers of The Circle. They wanted to come and interview me for a series on ‘mumpreneurs’ they are doing.
(Personally, I hate the term ‘mumpreneur’ – I am an entrepreneur. I also happy to have children. I also happen to have cats, friends, a dead fish floating around with the live fish which I really must do something about, a husband and some nice cookware … so, you know …)
Anyhoo, I agreed, because I do like a bit of talking about my business on telly. I love my business and what it stands for and does for me and others, so, it’s a no brainer, really.
The only day we could fit it in was today.
“It will only go for 15 minutes, then we’ll get some footage of the kids playing and we’re done,” I was told.
I shower, I wipe Chippie’s face forty-seven times, got the kids to move all the balloons from Sunday night’s impromptu party into … somewhere, just out of the living area … dried my hair, did my makeup, got half dressed and answered the door to the crew, warning them of the various tripping hazards littering the hall.
They set up in the now acceptable living area, set me up on the couch, discovered I was shorter than anticipate, so had me sitting on a cushion, where my legs couldn’t reach the ground. Thankfully, I had my jarmy pants still on, so I could sit comfortably, cross legged. Chippie wandered in and out, so I set the kids up with a variety of foods (whatever was in Tupperware that they could reach) so they would be quiet!
I rambled somewhat about Real Mums and who it is and what it does and all the rest of it.
I learnt some interesting things about myself along the way.
Like, that I’m still going, after seven years, despite how hard it has been at times and despite two ‘similar’ businesses closing this year. Which is really sad.
I recognised just how intense my passion is for what I do, and was reminded just how much it does things for others.
How much force the innate drive I possess is, that keeps me going, even when I don’t want to at times.
Then, the crew filmed the kids playing and eating. I farewelled them then bundled the kids up to race to the dentist, where Monkey Boy pointed out just how uninviting the dentist looked from the front, and made numerous suggestions about the changes that could be made to make it look more fun. Even if it wasn’t.
That boy thinks to big sometimes. I love it. Then it scares the bejeezus out of me, because I know how thinking too big can make your brain feel. Still, he did make a bloody good point.
All our teeth were checked and given the all clear.
Still didn’t stop the dental bill from being ridiculously stupid.
Drive home, pondering the revelations I’ve had today, regarding my business, my passion and my drive.
And find another business, which many perceive to be my ‘competition’ has closed.
And I feel a little odd.
The Circle episode will be aired sometime in August. I’ll keep you updated.
Massive thanks to Alli from Motivating Mum for putting my name forward for the interview.