This year marks five years since I will have been employed in the workplace. Admittedly one of those years was taken up with being on maternity leave with Piglet. However, five years is a long time to be away from the hustle and bustle of it all. Although I now work from home, have I been away from the workplace too long to return to ’employment’?
The first month of the year and the new decade is over. A month of packing away the festivities and returning to the every day mundane life of school, clubs, work and family chores. As boring and as mundane as life may feel at times, I’m not sure I would change it. We have a dynamic that works for us and I’d like to say we are happy. Accepting the loss of those are opting not to a part of our lives for one reason or another.
Despite January feeling at times that it is the longest month of the year. It has passed by all too quickly with us adjusting back into the usual routines of school, work and family life after the festive season. I’m still very much reflecting on the elements that make up my life. Re-evaluating whether I need to make changes to where I apply my time and effort.
The Christmas decorations have been packed away after another festive season. Blue Monday has been and gone, and for the most part, I’ve survived the first month of the year. And, of course, the new decade. If I’m honest this month has been about recovery from the previous one.
After school this week she was eager to head out and about around our estate. An opportunity to search for the three little pigs houses. It was also a great opportunity to test out her new bright and colourful Frugi Puddle Busters. Slipping on her puddle buster trousers and coat along with her wellies ready to head out searching for the houses.
Piglet started her swimming lessons at the beginning of December. I smugly gloated about the fact I’d managed to get her into a session to coincide with Tigger’s lessons. She’s now had around six or seven lessons and I can see from watching at the poolside that they aren’t going well.
It’s been quite a rollercoaster of emotions this month. From some of the best moments to some of the very worst. Despite all that has been happening, the children managed to enjoy the festive build-up as well as the big day itself. With Santa bring them the item that they asked for from their Christmas list.
As the New Year is about to ring out loud and resolutions are made, I’m looking to make changes in my life. But not ones that fall under the resolution category of losing weight and getting fit – although I could benefit from both of those. This New Year I am looking to make time for me and to ensure that I am accountable for this I am once again jotting down my plans and goals for the month ahead.