I became a PA in my early 20’s after unfortunately not completing my law degree. Being a lawyer wasn’t quite ‘lively’ enough for me. The biggest pivotal point was 8 years ago laying in the labour ward after having my third child. I was on maternity from a law firm I was currently working as a Legal PA at. I wasn’t happy. Our roles had changed and so much of the ‘personal’ aspect of the role had gone.
I missed working on personal properties plans and the odd email to builders and combining a Lawyers’ personal life with their work life, they worked long hours so I adored supporting them have any kind of outside life! I knew I didn’t want to go back and something had changed in me. After my 6 months return to work mandatory service was up, I resigned. I had been researching other avenues and had come across the term ‘virtual assistant’. That was it, it gave me the green light to carry on with what I loved but on my terms. Over the years that followed, I worked with sole practitioner Solicitors, Barristers, Property entrepreneurs and in the recent 5 years, I have niched down to the people I can truly relate to, ambitious and driven women!
I often say that Poppins PA has been created by taking all the parts of the previous jobs and I have put it all together!