It might have been the shortest month of the year but February managed to pack in the highs and lows of family life. It has felt a very chaotic month with us all coming and going at different times. Despite having the children off school for half term I feel as though I haven’t spent much quality time together as Roo was away on her Italy ski trip.
The month ahead I am looking to focus on my blog. Both the front end that you all see and read, As well as the back end of SEO, coding and organisation that all goes into running a blog behind the scenes.
This month has tested me in so many ways. With my wellbeing on the edge of coping at times. I’ve attempted to maintain that graceful swan-like appearance throughout the thick of things. Whilst crumbling when I’m alone with my thoughts finally catching up with me. Thank goodness for long car journeys, although the sight of a woman crying behind the wheel might have looked a little odd to passing motorists.
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.