Why she inspires me, celebrating female bloggers is a blog series that I started to stand up and celebrate the strength and resilience of wonderful women. Female bloggers who, in my eyes, are quite frankly unstoppable. I wanted to celebrate these women and share with you their blogs in the hope that they inspire you too.
Today’s post is about Lynn from Mrs Mummypenny. I first became aware of Lynn after reading her book which she penned with Emma Bradley “Blogging Your Way to Riches”. It was my first book I purchased to find out about blogging. It was a really helpful book for me starting on my journey but it’s one that I come back to time and time again. I also had the pleasure of getting one to one advice from Lynn on my blogging journey. I was so thrilled to be able to pick her brains and find out how I could take my blogging journey on to the next level. I really do hope you will head over to Lynn’s blog to read her amazing blogging journey and her journey to become debt free. Blogging can often be a lonely journey but connecting with Lynn you will find someone who is kind, generous of her time and always willing to help and share her experience.
Read on to get to know Lynn a bit more…
What makes you smile?
So many things make me smile, particularly at this time of this the year. Seeing the beautiful bright flowers pop up, a sunny and warm day. My kids doing lovely things is always a treat, my eldest made me a beautiful card with the amazing words on it, including ‘ he loves me because I’m good at maths’. A lovely comment from a reader or another blogger I have helped always makes me happy.
If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be and why?
Oh how I would love to live Meghan Markles life. She just seems like a normal person, and the worlds most eligible man has fallen in love with her. I would love to live the outfit choice, the hair and make-up. The day of royal duties. It would be amazing!
What accomplishments are you most proud of?
Right now I am super proud of what I have created and achieved with Mrs Mummypenny. Three years ago I had literally just found out that my redundancy had been approved and I was on countdown to finishing work at EE by the end of June, I had a long notice period to work! Roll on three years and I am running a successful and influential business. There has been tough time where I have wanted to throw it in, I have looked for jobs, I have doubted the long road. But I persevered and made it my mission to be a success.
If you could give your 16 year old self advice, knowing what you know now, what would it be?
Wow so I lost my mum when I was 16 and literally the world was falling apart around me. So I would say Lynn, you will get through this and it will make you stronger. This is the toughest thing you have to deal with for the next 25 years and its hard but it will shape your personality into something that you never would or could have been without this life event happening. Stay strong and believe you can do anything in the whole world, anything.
What drives you to do what you do? What motivates you?
I have always wanted to no 1) earn decent money 2) be in a role where I am respected and be influential and 3) to make a real difference to peoples lives. The corporate roles I did until I was 37 fulfilled 1 and 2, but they were never roles where I was making a difference. Selling mobile phone, or groceries at Tesco or mortgages at HSBC they were commercial organisation with me as one small cog in a huge beast of a corporate. I know with Mrs Mummypenny that I make a difference to peoples lives, many people every day. People read my blog and learn new information, how to budget, how to save on their bills, how to open a stocks and shares ISA, how to understand their pension. This is invaluable information that people need to read in a genuine, simply written way. My debt story, my parents death stories, my mental health stories are all highly read and people see they are not the only ones going through what they are going through. I make a difference, I am respected and influential and my business is doing well enough to pay off big chunks of my debt. All is good and my job is amazing.
Other blog posts in Why She Inspires Me Series
Why B from Boost My Budget Inspires Me
Why Becky from Cuddle Fairy Inspires Me
Why Sarah from Life in a Breakdown Inspires Me
Why Emma from EmmaDrew Inspires Me
Why Gwennan from Twentsomethingmeltdown Inspires Me
Why Francesca from Pennies to Pounds Inspires Me
Why Laura from Mum On A Mission Inspires Me
Why Katy from Katy Kicker Inspires Me
Why Jenna from A Balanced Belly Inspires Me
Why Jordanne from The Life of A Glasgow Girl Inspires Me
Why Michelle from Making Sense of Cents Inspires Me
Why Victoria from Lylia Rose Inspires Me
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