DON'T TELL ME I CAN'T LAUNCH MY OWN BUSINESS AGED 40

Essentials|June 2020

DON'T TELL ME I CAN'T LAUNCH MY OWN BUSINESS AGED 40
BUSY MOM LUCY PARLEY WANTED TO EMBRACE HER CREATIVITY
Lucy Parley

Filling yet more delivery bags with items ready to send off to new customers, I couldn’t believe how popular my T-shirt collection had been. My mind whirring with new designs, I was thrilled to be busy doing something I loved – and something I never thought I’d have the nerve to do. Since going back to work as a sub-editor in July 2012, a year after having my first child, Reuben, life had been a busy juggle. I’d been harbouring dreams of starting my own business, but it felt a long way off.

Then, when my daughter, Lois, arrived in 2013, life became evenbusier. But I knew I wanted to do something for myself, too – I needed a creative outlet. My husband Simon was a sales director and happy to support me, but he’d get frustrated with me for not believing in myself. ‘You’ll never know until you try,’ he would insist.

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