Starting a family can be a wonderful time in your life, but balancing your home life and your career can often feel like an impossible feat.
We're often scared to follow our professional dreams as mothers aren't we? You, I, no doubt most women reading this blog post (those not yet mothers too) because most of us have the desire to have both-a family and successful career, yet so often, as women we're made to feel by others, perpetuated by the media and society as a whole, that we can't lead, achieve and reach the top of our profession, while raising a family.
I can't live without the strong female friendships in my life.
Being creative can be hard work. Hard to get the words onto the screen for that next draft, hard to get the confidence to write the book, launch the blog, heck even write that funny tweet. Creatives are riddled with self doubt. Fact.
Hazel Davis is a freelance writer living in beautiful West Yorkshire with her partner Bob and daughters Clementine and Gilda, 19 months and three months respectively. Hazel writes for a variety of newspapers and magazines including the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, Billboard and more.