For Mother's Day this year, we wanted to feature some of the most incredible women we know: Our Thrills mums. We're forever thankful for who they are and the strength they show, especially through current times. They've inspired us greatly, so what better time to introduce them and find out a little more of how they're maintaining a good work-life balance during COVID-19.
To kick things off, we're featuring our Co-Founder, Tab.
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
My name is Tabitha McGregor and I am a co-founder and creative director for Thrills. My husband, Brooke and I started Thrills 10 years ago when our second child was born. We have two boys: Ace and Bowie. Growing a business with two young babies was definitely challenging, but now as our kids grow bigger and our team grows stronger, we are so unbelievably lucky. The juggle is real, having kids and a business, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
TELL US ABOUT LIFE RIGHT NOW DURING COVID-19
Life before was a bit of a zoo... so much overseas travel, kids school performances, meetings, domestic flights, juggle juggle juggle….We were all existing in a frantic, busy, jam-packed lifestyle. Life is quite different now, during COVID.
We made a conscious choice to self-isolate in a small fishing village where the beaches are mostly empty.
We are finally slowing down, cooking our meals, beach walks, snorkelling and surfing. Homeschooling has its challenges, but we are deciding to focus on our little family, knowing we’ll never get this special, slow time back. Because Brooke and I are both working from home, the kids are becoming more involved in learning the creative process of designing collections, concepting creative for marketing and doing fun ‘home’ photoshoots. It's not always smooth sailing, but we’re making it work!
HOW DO YOU MANAGE A HEALTHY WORK/LIFE BALANCE DURING THESE CRAZY TIMES?
Getting to the beach/outside as much as possible to exercise, walk dogs, swim, surf, look for shells etc. Burn off that energy! Brooke also bought me two veggie planter boxes so the kids and I have been enjoying growing food.
When emotions run high, or it all gets too much, I go sit in my car and blast music as loud as possible…. it's my reset button.
Wine also helps…hehe.
Tab wears the Classic Rib Tank.
BEST LESSON YOU'VE LEARNT AS A MUM?
Let go…work as a team….be kind to yourself because there is no handbook, mistakes are inevitable and love is the most important ingredient.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO BE A MUM?
Everything. I can’t imagine a world without my children. They have opened my heart in ways I could never imagine. Being a mum makes me want to be a better person. It makes me feel humbled. It makes me feel strong and truly loved.