I needed this.. not away from writing but from other situations. I have spent the last few weeks re-evaluating my whole position on many things. I’ve never had to break down in such a way – but external factors can push and push until things snap. Unfortunately, this led to me not writing as I just felt it difficult to get my words out.
Timeout. Not as a form of punishment or to teach a lesson … but a time to calm down and re-compose myself.
It’s made me step back and try plan and picture things a couple of weeks ahead , a couple of months ahead and try imagine what would work best for me and the kids.
After a stretch of trying to make things work for the family and myself, it’s a time for change. Something that has been comfortable and a haven of friends for me, my workplace is finally not working for me. This has been a first in my working career – so quite a bitter pill to swallow. After all, I’ve tried to make it work, really tried. I’ve always given it my all – how could it not work?
Made me realise how easy it was before having a family to just work all hours, there was no limit to what you do and how far you push yourself. Hats off to mums and dads everywhere working and making tough decisions…… all for our kids. The juggling act we all do whilst trying to maintain some sort of balance is beyond extraordinary.
Exciting times lie ahead and scary ones … I’m venturing out to try something different and making a new start. Very timely as my son starts school soon, such a big time for him too.
Wish me luck! Hope to write more very, very soon.
Much love x