I miss you. I miss all of you. I miss having the opportunity to sit quietly and write. I miss hearing what you all have to say. If you work, care for children and blog, how do you do it? How do you do it?
I have nothing significant to share, so how about a little catch-up instead?
I have a new job. I am a Project Officer working for one of the largest non-clinical mental health services in Australia. I LOVE IT! It’s been full on as the majority of my time is spent writing grant applications and grant applications have deadlines, short ones. But goodness it’s good to use my brain and a hard earned skill set.
I took a leap of faith on this job, it is a 12 month contract and in all honesty the chances of it being refunded are slim. But I did it and I’m glad because, I LOVE IT. The prospect of a period of uemployment in 12 months time does make me nervous, but sometimes you have to feel the fear and do it anyway and pray a new door opens at the right time.
Despite my lack of time for blogging, I have being tossing around the idea of doing my Masters in Business Administration. Stupid much? Yes! But for now I will dream that this is totally achieveable, because a girls gotta dream right?
We have been mini-adventuring.
If we won the lottery, we would drop everything and fly. Fly far, far away and give our travel bug some much needed therapy. But that ain’t going to happen, so we’re mini adventuring to groovy little places in our own backyard.
So that Arctic Blast happened. It does not snow where we live, but if you jump in the car and drive two hours up into the mountains it does. So that’s what we did and our boys saw snow for the first time.
In other news, I’m trying to reconcile the ideals of a stay at home mother with a working mother. You know those strange ideas about cooking from scratch, having a clean well ordered home, shopping to a budget etc etc. It’s hard! In short, I’m batch cooking on the weekend to make evenings easier, letting as much of the clean house ideal go as I can and I’m trying to accept that sometimes Arnott’s will be the sanity saver.
I joined the gym for about a month and half. Epic fail. Probably a good lesson in enrolling in a Masters, you do not have time you silly woman!
The day-to-day challenge of working, raising children, maintaining a relationship, friendships and the like are the focus of our lives at present. Relentless and tiring, life is a work but it is a good work. This busyness has a time and a purpose. It won’t always be this way. Right now, we are shooting for balance, giving everything the core of what it needs to survive, and if we’re lucky, thrive.
How is your life at present? Do tell…