Starting this month I have reduced my hours at work, this is so I can attend meetings in Birmingham with and regarding Phoebe and also enables me to collect Phoebe at a more reasonable hour to bring her home at weekends.
When my boss suggested that I reduce my hours to be able to be there there for Phoebe, spend more time with the boys and give myself breathing space until Phoebe is home and back into “normal” life, I was very grateful but I was worried, I really love my job .. it is so “me” and it has given me so much confidence, I worried that they may not want me back to my normal hours, worried that I was letting them down .. a million other thoughts went through my head, but I knew it was the right thing to do for me and my family, I cannot be in three places at once and I was getting stressed about letting people down, trying to keep too many plates spinning. I talked to Mr W about it who agreed wholeheartedly that this was the right thing to do for me and the kids.
So on the days I’m not driving to and from Birmingham what am I going to do .. apart from annoy the boys! .. well this is where i’m making the change into a positive, I will be able focus more on this blog, I love documenting my / our life, sharing my loves of clothes and interiors and any other thought that may get me writing. I also would like to make it more professional (with help), being able to build on what I have started, of course I would like it to do well and for it bring new opportunities my way. I really enjoy writing and thinking about what to write about, its my creative output a way of expressing myself, when writing say about Phoebe & the up and downs it helps me, its also like a open diary or scrapbook, I love the whole process from conception of a post to the taking the photos & then editing them.
I will also be able to concentrate on instragram too, which those that follow me will know I absolutely love, to try to be more creative and maybe just get brave & taking photos of myself and places using a tripod further afield. I will also be able (she says) to keep the house tidier & to keep on top of the dreaded ironing pile that seems to double overnight!!
So that are my afternoons planned and sorted .. now (she says looking at the massive ironing pile) .. time for a cup of coffee!