This week has been a great, if not slightly surreal, week. I have had my first sales on Etsy (yee-ha), and then today my daughter, son and I got the opportunity to meet Mel C at a pampers event . Wow! All because a few months back I started writing this blog.
I had no idea at the time how many opportunities would open up to me. This week pampers (I used their nappies with all my three) invited me to the launch of their Never Ending World of Play, helping parents develop babies skills through play, and Mel C is championing the event. They have also introduced a new slimmer nappy the Active Fit with DryMax.
We got to the Trafford Centre in Manchester and I was instantly greeted by the smiling Amy and sandy calico, fellow mummy bloggers, they had both already had a chat with Mel, and met her daughter Scarlet.
So then it was my turn and I can tell you I had jelly knees! I am not particularly big on celebrity culture, but coming face to face with this lady who has had so many amazing life opportunities and such success, I suddenly felt nervous.
She was so natural and down to earth. I introduced myself and told her a little bit about me and that I was an artist. My question for her was,
“How has having Scarlet impacted on your creativity?”
“Ooh good question,” she replied.
She then went on to say that having Scarlet has given her confidence. Yes she has had a really successful career but she feels a new found courage, and wants Scarlet to be proud of her. She then said “How about you?”
We agreed that it’s scary being creative and putting your stuff out there, you open yourself up to critisism and judgement, but there’s something about having a child that made us both say, our confidence has increased and you just think ‘Stuff it, this is me, this is what I do.’
She was very engaging.
She also let my daughter ask her questions too.
She was thrilled, as a little girl she loved The Spice Girls, and to have the opportunity to ask her about the music industry was amazing for her.