Sometimes it's easy to forget who you are and all the things you have done that make you 'more than just a mum'.
So last night, over wine and whisky, I was reminded of all the fearless things I have done:
Lived in Australia for a year at the age of 19;
I have swum with wild dolphins;
Jumped off a bridge only with the aid of big knicker-elastic. Ok it was VERY big knicker elastic but ultimately it was just elastic;
I have held some one's hand as they took their last breath;
I have trekked in the Andes to Macchu Picchu;
I also have stood up in front of 500 people to give a charity speech, now on more than one occasion;
Learnt to rise a bike in my thirties;
And now I am raising a child.
If I can do it anyone can, but that doesn't make it any the less scary.
Sometimes it's worth reminding yourself how far you have come, if only to give you the strength to carry on.