For a while now I’ve wanted to write something and then another week goes by! I’ve been a little absent from this blog of mine and while I don’t ever want to make myself feel guilty about it, I did want to write a few notes as to why. Where did I go and what has been going on in our life lately?
a multi-tasker I am not
I always thought I was a great multi-tasker but turns out I’m not at all! Last October, I decided I would try and film a few videos of Emma and I on days out…to preserve those memories I suppose. But what I didn’t realise was that I’d fall so heads over heels in love with making videos, the community over on YouTube…it’s all been pretty amazing. It’s a way I can express myself which seems to show my personality a little more than through my writing and on Instagram and I’m now making around 3 videos a week.
However, where I thought I could keep writing three days a week as well, it just sort of didn’t happen and without realising it, I hadn’t written anything for a couple of months. So I guess I’m not the multi-tasker I once was but hope to be able to write a few things in the coming weeks, as I have been missing it at times. I suppose I came to the realisation that I can’t do it all and that’s absolutely okay. (This is something that is probably obvious to everyone else, but has taken me a while to reach this epiphany!).
werk, werk, werk
Almost a year ago now, I quit my job in TV to go freelance on my blog, which feels like a bit of a milestone to say the least. I’m not going to sugar-coat it – it’s been a stressful year at times. Perhaps it’s my anxiety kicking in with finances; the unsettling feeling of not knowing how much money will be coming each month – let’s just say there were certainly ups and downs. I know from those around me doing the same thing that it’s completely normal but when a copywriting job fell into my lap, I jumped at the chance.
It’s a part-time, 3 days a week role and I’m enjoying going into work a bit more. But I suppose it steals away a bit of my focus for those days, though I’m happier for it. It’s nice to be working in a team again and have a bit of company during the day and has made me realise that perhaps I need that for my mental health. It was a big step for me after being so burned in my previous job but it feels like the right time for me with *shock horror* just over a year before Emma goes to school.
so I’m back
This is my long-winded way of saying I’m back! It’s been nice to take a step back and find out what works for me, which included a complete digital detox in December. Sometimes you have to do what feels right, even if it feels like everyone else is flourishing and you’re getting left behind. But this blog was always about our family story and perhaps it wasn’t meant to be this clear, straight line but instead a bit of a bumpy, curvy one.
Until next time lovelies,