As I approach November I an conscious of how busy it can be, something I am not taking into consideration when it comes to planning my monthly goals for the month.
The first half term of the new school year is completed and we are ready for a week of family time. Whilst the half-term holidays are always welcomed, I think we have been craving the break in the usual routine of adjusting to back to school etc. that but harder after having the children home for so long. Although with all that’s still going on in the world around us we don’t have any grand plans for the week ahead.
I’m so ready for this week to be over, it feels as though it has pushed all my buttons. A rollercoaster of emotions that has seen me happy, sad, annoyed, frustrated and angry (truly bitter if I’m completely honest with you)
The end of another week and yet again I am left scrambling my brain cells to remember what has happened this week. I’m feeling as though I’m just getting through each day and not really noticing what is happening. Although I know life isn’t exactly at the moment (not that it was too much more exciting for the lockdown) I do worry as though I’m wasting the days away.
I’ve found myself drawn to book series this month. Having read a couple over the summer, they tend to be a shorter book than a full novel so easy to digest over the course of an evening or two. With follow up stories interlinking, it’s a great way to see how the lives of several characters unfold.
Hello October! The prolonged lockdown has made me question just how far we are though the year. It doesn’t seem possible that it is October already, feeling as though we skipped a month or two without noticing. Whilst there is a part of me looking forward to 2020 being over, there is a part of me that feels we need to cherish the days in order to make better memories than those of life in lockdown.
Here we are again at the beginning of a new month, looking back over the one that has just gone by. September, on the whole, is a busy month for us. Cramming in those last few days of freedom before the children head back to school. Celebrating our wedding anniversary and What The Dad Said’s birthday.
Given that I have been procrastinating for most of the month it’s probably a good thing that I set relatively easy goals for the month. Focusing on three different areas of my life. Spreading the probability that I would at least focus on at least one of the areas.
Life in lockdown continues and we are adjusting to being back at school. The long, warm and dry days of summer have been replaced by the windy, wet and darker evenings of autumn.
September always feels like a month when I need to readjust several areas of my life. Between the children returning to school, taking a look at my work/life balance and starting planning for birthday and Christmas season. This year feels like a bigger adjustment after having the children home for six months and me looking to return to employment away from the home. I think I’m starting to get back into a routine, although I’m feeling somewhat exhausted