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How many hats??!!

by | 04/11/2011 | Balancing Family and Business, Britmums, Mumpreneurs, Uncategorized

This week has been an interesting week.

I mentally think of being a small business owner as wearing different hats, here’s a few that I’ve pulled out of the cupboard this week;

My Brown Manky Woolly Hat – this would be the accounting hat.  Despite training as a Chartered Accountant I have absolutely NO love of the boring drudgery involved with inputting receipts and payments into an accounting system.  The only joy that I can find from doing this is that I have a little bit of satisfaction at the end of the year knowing that it done.  But this week is the first week of the month, and If i’m good, and I do this now, I know that it will make things easier.

My Glamourous Stephen Jones Hat – We are doing some filming at the business startup show in London later this month, and so, I’ve had to do a bit of a rare and strange thing (for me) which is give 15 minutes thought to things like buying some new makeup and booking a haircut.  I currently have absolutely no idea of what I’ll say or do on film, but I do know that I will not condemn myself for the next couple of years to looking at filming of me with a haircut that Shaggy from Scooby Doo would be embarrassed of.

My Beanie  – well I don’t really have a beanie.  I do however have a teenage stepdaughter who has occupied several of my evenings this week on IM.  Always glad to talk, although it does tend to remind me that my beanie wearing days are long past.

My Witches Hat – well, it was Halloween, wasn’t it!  We had a great night, best bit was taking a bunch of giggling children on a walk up a spooky tree lined lane with no streetlights in the dark.  Although, my hubby might disagree, he might be tempted to say that I’ve been wearing that hat most of the working day whilst screaming at him all the things that need doing before deadlines. (I think that this week its probably been a very good thing that I no longer have to work in an office with other people 🙂 )

My Hardhat – The main battle this week has been with the deep deep frustration that everything I have done has taken three times longer than normal, and is 10 times as hard.  This all started late one night when I asked hubby to shut down the PC before bed, and unfortunately the Hard Drive blew.  The good news is that Lenovo provide excellent backup support, whisked it off, fixed it and returned it, but the downside was working off a netbook and gmail for a week.  I have developed this strange hunchback from sitting peering into a computer screen the size of a small paperback book, and I am completely unable to write an email now without swearing.  I am sure that there is now a very round shaped hole in the desk from where I kept banging my head against it.

But now it’s Friday, I can say with confidence that the only hat I’ll be wearing this weekend is my mummy hat, perhaps with a scarf and some wellie boots, because its family, fireworks and autumn outdoors for me this weekend.