Why is it good things keep you waiting but bad things pop up all the time? Are you waiting for that life changing moment that will transform your life?

In a modern world where so much is instant I’m starting to wonder if the expectation of instant gratification is preventing us from recognising that over-night success isn’t just unrealistic for most of us it could actually be detrimental.

On 17 October 2012 my mum (Sarah Beeson – baby expert) and I got a three book deal with HarperCollins. It’s been a year since we jumped up and down and cracked open the champagne. We know a lot more about the publishing world now than we did then – but how can it be there are still five more months until our book hits the shelves. It’s longer than pregnancy!

But some things are worth the wait – like seeing your debut book cover for the first time just last week!

THE NEW ARRIVAL medium cover image‘The New Arrival’ is £7.99 available for pre-order ahead of UK publication on 27 March 2014.

Sometimes I do find it hard to go at someone else’s pace – my energy is often one of the things my clients most value, but it can make me a little impatient. One thing motherhood has taught me is how to go at another person’s pace. It can literally end in tears if you don’t learn the cues of when to push ahead and when to calm down and guide your Little One in the right direction.

What have you learnt over the past year that’s helped you determine when to put your foot on the accelerator and when to let things develop at a steadier pace? I’d really love to know.