Rhi Tims is a health and mindset coach. She is also about to become a non-bio mum for the first time. Here she explains that there may have been lots of hoops to jump through, but that she would do it all again in a heartbeat
My life so far has been mildly wild. I never seem to do things by halves, so I have gone from one extreme to the other in terms or jobs/relationships/lifestyle etc. But I’ve never done anything too crazy, so that’s why it’s only been ‘mildly’ wild. Overall, I’ve been very lucky to meet the people I’ve met and had great experiences along the way!
At the start of the pandemic, I had only been a self-employed personal trainer for four months! So, to say it was a bit of a blow when the pandemic hit is an understatement. However, I was forced into taking action – and because of that I feel I’m now way further ahead in my career, skills, and knowledge than I would have been without the pandemic. The main thing I’ve learnt about myself is that I thrive under pressure!
I decided to become a health and mindset coach after I went through a mental and physical transformation of my own! I loved the buzz of learning about the topic and then being able to help others. I love my job and couldn’t imagine doing anything else, so I’d say it’s going well.
My mum set me up with Meg. She worked with one of Meg’s friends and they got talking one day. The next thing I know, my mum had sent me Meg’s number and the rest is history! I had planned to propose to Meg the summer of 2020 whilst on holiday and had the ring already to go.
But I panicked when locked down was announced and literally thought the world was ending and I didn’t want the ring to go to waste! So, I proposed the same night the first ever lockdown was announced.
Of course, we are so grateful to be having a baby, but it isn’t a straightforward process. It’s all very clinical and there’s a lot of tests and hoops to jump through. But I would do it all again in a heartbeat to create our own little family.
Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks, because everyone will always have an opinion no matter what you do. It’s love that makes a family, and if you have a lot of that, blood, DNA and all that stuff doesn’t matter!
The due date is the middle of January, and all of our family and friends are super excited to meet our little one. He’s the first baby in the families for a long time, so it will be so lovely having a little one running around again.
My hopes and dreams for 2022 is to start thriving instead of just surviving, create as many happy memories with Meg and our baby boy and seize every opportunity to spend time with loved ones.
I’m actually a big fan of New Year goals and love the idea of a fresh start. If the goals you set are realistic and what you want, instead of what you think you should want, I say go for it! And if you need any help achieving them, reach out and I’d be more than happy to help!
Featured image (L-R): Parents to be Rhiannon and Meg