This collection is a personal one. It's a celebration of Baba+Boo being ten years old. A celebration of how far I have come personally and a celebration of you, our community.
Growing up, I was always known as shy. I would never stray far from my mum and I wouldn’t go anywhere without at least 3 books in my bag. I haven’t changed that much really, I still carry a book (or 3) but I am no longer shy.
I had to come out of my shell when I became a mum. You can read more of that here. My children inspired me to try and be my best self. They are the reason that Baba+Boo exists. They are Baba and Boo.
I didn’t want them to see a mum too scared to talk to anyone. A mum that doesn’t leave her comfort zone. So I had to leave it and do something really scary, like starting a business!
Business owners are generally portrayed in the media as extroverts, the opposite of me. So to say I was daunted would be putting it mildly, really mildly.
Putting my fears aside and teed up with my new passion for reusables, I stepped into the unknown. For my children and also for me. I wanted to try and make the world a little less full of waste.
And yes, it’s been scary, but a good kind of scary. I love that feeling now.
I had no idea I’d feel like I was climbing a mountain. Scrap that, mountain ranges. I’ve had so many ups and downs along the way. A journey where I have had some wonderful guides who have taught me so much and pulled me along when I have run out of steam and wanted to give up.
Every day, I get emails of support. They mean so much. The Baba+Boo community is so special. Together we are climbing mountains and helping others to join our expedition.
Putting this collection out, such a personal collection close to my heart, was hard. Really hard. I never want to be the centre of attention, but I wanted this collection celebrating ten years of Baba+Boo to be a tribute to you all. Along with my Baba and my Boo, you inspire me every day.