Welcome to our Parentinggist parent of the month for February, 2017.
Our February guest is a wife, a mother, a fashion designer… She takes us through the journey of how she became a designer, managing the home especially the special department called “husband”. Here’s what she said…
Q..We would be glad to know all about you.
A..My name is Victoria Asiegbu. I’m married with three children.
I studied engineering, but I’m a fashion designer by profession. I worked briefly in the bank before deciding to take up fashion and designing.
Presently, I live in Port Harcourt with my family and work from home.
Q..A female engineer turned a fashion designer, what’s the reason behind the switch?
A..I’ve always had a strong desire to create, right from childhood.
I admired my father who was an engineer and that spurred me on to wanting to be one.
After achieving that, I went on for service and got posted to serve in the bank.
Due to my satisfactory performance, I was retained after service as a marketer.
There, we had several designers flood the banks in search of new clients… But I was never satisfied with the outcome of my clothes, so I decided to become a designer.
I find that I’m always happy when I have to create my jewelry, hats or make clothes. All these, except for the clothes, I was taught on my community Development(CD) days for a little token.
Q..That’s great ma, how has your creative business impacted on your family?
A..I’d say very well… I’m not where I’d have loved to be, but I really can’t complain. All I can say is, things could be better.
Q..You have very beautiful works , do you have special ones for children?
A..Thanks for the complement 😘… Yes, I work for both sexes of all ages.
Q..What’s the darnest thing your kids have said to you?
A..They are still very little… My first son is a little slow in speaking but one day, in an expression of surprise, he said…”oh my God”
Q..”Oh My God”…smiling… what’s your toughest parenting moment so far?
A..Trying to keep up with running a home and business and also running a “husband” (this is a special office). Hahahaha.
Q..So what advise do you have for upcoming mom entrepreneurs especially on how to run the special office of the husband?
Have a layout of daily activities, so you don’t feel overwhelmed.
Q..So what’s your advise for other parents who might want to take to your profession?
A..I’d advise parents to be extremely patient. It’s a very long walk, but you’ll get there, surely.
Here, It’s a case of the end justifies the means.
Q..How can our parents reach you to get these items?
A..You can reach me on whatsapp on these numbers: 08099621875/08034217936.
Connect and follow us on Instagram @victoriaasiegbu.
We also deliver nationwide.
Thank you Ma for granting us privilege to talk to us, it was nice having you to share your awesome story with us.
Am sure it has inspired someone out there.
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