I was talking with Top Ender the other day and we were talking about the future and where we see ourselves in five years time and if where we are now is where we saw ourselves five years ago. It was a really deep conversation and it allowed me a chance to reflect, more so than the reflection at the end of each year.

Top Ender and PippaD

At one point, when we were talking Top Ender asked why I say "Just" so much when talking about myself. I thought back over what it was that I said and realised I use he word "just"to describe myself all the time.

I'm just a Mum.

I'm just a Stay at Home Parent.

I'm just volunteering.

I'm just...

What is this just that I keep putting into my life? Why do I describe myself using the word "Just". I'm not just anything.

I am strong and funny and loving and kind and a mother and a wife and a friend and a book lover and a chocoholic and rubbish at housework and jealous and envious and I like taking pictures of food that I eat and actually eating food... I really like that!

I am a Mum.

I am a Stay at Home Parent.

I am a volunteer.

I am Pippa.