I have been MIA for a few months… I need some real time out for myself and release some of the pressure I have been feeling across all areas of my life. Although I haven’t been posting, I have been writing blog posts on an ad hoc basis…. Whilst I am slowing getting back on the blogging wagon, I think it might be nice to see what I have been up to over the last few months. Some here you go, enjoy!!
Now a days alot of people are talking about minimalism and simplifying their lives. And at first glance you could take just to be about cleaning out your wardrobe, reducing your belongings, so you don’t have so much stuff to tidy, organise and generally look after.
I’m back to travelling to work with my ipad and writing my blog posts on the train! Now this has come about, after listening to a video on YouTube recently when a fellow working mum, said that we should try not to make our whole day just about work, if we work. And even if we are a stay at home mum, we shouldn’t just make the day about everyone else but we should do something for ourselves each day, including something creative.
To say I am a bit obsessed with getting a capsule wardrobe is a mild understatement….when I get in my fashion mood, which seems to be pretty often at the moment (am I a shallow mummy???). I want this perfect wardrobe that flows and coordinates with everything else and after my visit from the stylists, my love of fashion and style has been reignited and I want to look put together at all the times…
I have been blogging for nearly a year and how have I found it? Very challenging at times. I have broken the golden rule of blogging and have slacked on my schedule of publishing once a week, numerous times. I am really bad at self promotion and have not really been pushing my blog to people or on social media and I seem to have a funny relationship with twitter – loving and hating it all at the same time!!
My days are getting longer and longer…Work is absolutely crazy – I’m wearing so many different hats in the one role…and the deadlines and demands have exploded…everything was due yesterday, I’m training a new person, I’m expected to have the knowledge of so much at my fingertips…Right now all I can do is put one foot in front of the other and just try to remain focused on each task and do what I need to do. I am keeping a calm exterior most of the time, but inside I have moments of feeling utterly out of control, worried that I am going to miss a deadline, that I will drop the ball on one of my many conflicting demands. Then throw in days of endless meetings and my working day is just a blur of report writing, feedback, speaking and sometimes not even thinking – I’m on auto pilot!