I have a rather long list of potential blog post subjects, things I WANT to talk about, recipes, updates about the kids, weaning, breastfeeding as well as reviews etc etc. Sometimes I just want to write about nothing. And everything. About me. About my little world where I live with my family. About the bigger world in which we all live in. A kind of in my head update if you will.
I’m 8 months into my maternity leave. Chloe is 7 months old. Izzy is nearly 3 years old.. I’m 31. How did any of that seem to happen in the blink of an eye?
I still feel (and act sometimes) as though I’m in my early twenties. I often sit and wonder at how strange it still feels that I’m responsible for TWO children. It doesn’t always feel real if I’m honest.
Am I happy? Yes. Mostly I’m happy. I do find being a mother hard. Everyone knows it’s not an easy role. Being a mum of two is a bigger challenge that I expected but I wouldn’t change it. I love being a parent. Life is wonderfully weird and full of smiles, tears, sticky hands and dirty nappies.
I’m starting to look at what I want to do with my life. Career wise. I’m a little older than most people making these kind of decisions but I know I’m not happy with my office job anymore. It’s a good, steady, responsible job so I won’t be making any rash choices but it means nothing to me and you only get to live your life once.. Unless you are a cat.
I want to work somehow within social media and food. I love both and I feel I could be good at that kind of work. It’s rather vague I know but I have some things in the pipeline which I’m very excited about. For now the aim is to return to work in December part time but I am really positive about being able to work freelance and hoping that I won’t be back there for too long. Sorry boss.
I’ve recently spent some time in London and whilst I thoroughly enjoyed the events I attended and the people I was able to enjoy time with I can say it’s made me even happier to live where I live. Our life here is pretty laid back and although I occasionally crave the excitement and non stop lifestyle of a big city I know where I belong. I live in Wales by the way. Yes there are lots of sheep, yes we talk like we are singing and frequently our sentences make no sense to non Welshies.
A lot has changed in the blogging world since I started writing this blog. There are more bloggers, more opportunities and people are more aware of blogging as a whole. I love writing it, I love you all for reading it. I love what I feel I’ve achieved and the people I have met and friends I have made as result of it.
To finish up I want to share a photo of strawberries growing in my garden. Actual strawberries in my actual garden. Could I be more domesticated?
So there you go. A rather random post today 🙂