Why I’m No Longer a Cambridge Consultant

why I'm no longer a cambridge consultant

Why I’m No Longer a Cambridge Consultant

This last month has been a month of change and decisions for me. For a while now I have known that I have needed to address my work/life balance, as it has not been great. I have been working lots of hours and right into the night. When you’re self employed it’s very easy to take on more commitments, either you are excited by them, or you never know if things are going to slow down at some point in the future. Which means it’s hard to turn things down.

I have been combining being a Cambridge Weight Plan Consultant with this blog and freelance writing and social media management too. On top of this I have two small children, one who has just started school and a two year old who only goes to pre-school for two mornings per week (by my own choice).

I gave up traditional office work because I wanted to spend the time and be there for my children. This desire has not changed. But I have found that my work levels have increased such that I feel like particularly my daughter, who I care for pretty much full time, isn’t getting the best of my attention. Something had to give.

The thing is I love to write. Since I was a girl I used to fill floppy discs with my stories. This blog and my freelance works gives me the chance to make money doing something I love. My blog has grown really well and excitingly particularly over this past 6 months, and it has taken over all other forms of work I am doing in terms of income. It is where my heart and passion lies, so when it came to make a decision, in all honesty it was a simple one to make.

It’s a leap of faith. With my fingers in multiple pies so to speak the less is minimised if one venture does not work. But also by the same logic it is harder to make one work with you can not give it your full attention. I am really excited about the future and I think that this option is easier to work around my family life too. If my children are sick I can simply work late when they go to bed, but it’s not so easy to juggle client appointments or people coming to your home.

I have nothing bad to say about the Cambridge Weight Plan – it give me two children after all. But this career choice is not for me anymore. I have also found on a personal level that the diet isn’t working for me either, I just cannot stick to it anymore. I am just finding it too restrictive for my life. I will write some more on my life choices in the future. Again it does work as a diet and I am testament to that, but for me and where I am now it no longer does.

So from now on my profession is a pro-blogger, although I am not sure I like that term, and freelance writer. Thanks to everyone who reads my blog, it means so much to me.

7 thoughts on “Why I’m No Longer a Cambridge Consultant

  1. That’s a fab post Laura. I agree it is hard to give all your effort when your doing so much. It’s great you are sourcing work from home to maximise time with the kids and that’s my goal too! Yeah to being a problogger! 😀 It sounds like a wise decision and you have really thought it through!

  2. This was such an interesting post to read. I work from home too, and reached a point where work was taking over.
    It made me dreadfully unhappy, and like you I made some changes and now I enjoy my life again. It sounds like this is the right decision for you

  3. I can totally identify with this – I think it’s virtually impossible to juggle so many things. I feel the same about turning work down – I have had a few periods where I’ve taken on to much work and been really stressed. But like you say, you never know if they will ask again! It sounds like you have definitely made the right decision xx

  4. I can totally identify with this – I think it’s virtually impossible to juggle so many things. I feel the same about turning work down – I have had a few periods where I’ve taken on to much work and been really stressed. But like you say, you never know if they will ask again! It sounds like you have definitely made the right decision xx

  5. I know you’ll make this work Laura – and I’ll be in the exact same position from 5th November! Always here if you need moral support but I definitely think you’ve made the right decision x

  6. I can totally relate, as you know I’m juggling lots at the moment. You have to do what’s right for you & what fits with your life. I definitely think you’ve made the right decision

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