Friday, 17 September 2010

All change?

These last two weeks have felt like a bit of a write-off. Missy Woo has been on half days at school so I've mostly done the school run three times every day. It shouldn't be that bad - school is a 5 minute car journey away - but only having 9-12 or 1-3.30 free, your day seems to fly by in a flurry of school bags, getting children ready, with your free time flying by even faster. Today, I got home at 1.15, prepared some things for tea, put away some washing, made a couple of phone calls, sat down for a break and it was nearly time to go back to school again.

Thankfully, that ends Monday when she goes full-time. Which leaves me at home all day every day with 6.5 hours to kill. I'm not complaining. I shall be making the most of not having to clockwatch every day for a while. I feel like I've been chained to home these last two weeks but I do appreciate that others end up doing this for longer so I'm not going to complain about it.

But a comment by Julia on this post last week gave me a bit of a push. She asked me what plans I had made in those 3 day to which my answer was none - for reasons I've already described. But it made me realise that now is the time for me to get on with it. To make plans and carry them out. To set myself some goals and set about achieving them. To find my way onto a path instead of ambling about. To start being me a bit more often, rather than someone's mummy. And that's proving to be quite scary. Not that that will stop me; I've been out of my comfort zone many times.

I have some vague ideas in my head about what I'm going to do and I've been working on them. For instance, I've applied for some part time jobs; I have an interview for one at the end of the month and am still waiting to hear from the other as applications close today. I'm still working on my fitness and healthy eating with my aim to reach a size 12 by Christmas, which should be achievable. There are other things I want to do too - some things I want to change, some things I want to start doing. I've blogged about this before and have spent time mulling things over in my head ever since. I think I know where I want to go with them now, so they will be an important feature of the plans I'm going to make for myself.

Nothing, as yet, is written in stone but I need to set something to aim for to get me started. I'm blogging about it now to remind myself that the time IS now to do these things, so that I don't drift. This post will be here, nagging away at me, reminding me to get on with working out what it is I want, making those plans and putting them into action. My children are starting on a long road whereas I'm at a crossroads really.

The time is now. I'm a little scared, but wish me luck.

Photo credit: Redvers

If you are at the same point as me and are about to make changes in your life, big or small, feel free to leave a comment and share them with me and my lovely readers. Add a linky if you like if you've blogged about it. Thanks.

14 comments:

  1. Well done you for 'grabbing the mettle'! So glad I was part of that & now that you have 'made it public' we will want regular updates please!

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  2. Good luck Kate xx

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  3. Good luck! I'm trying to do some things for me already, although it's hard with Max around, but he still snoozes for a short while in the day, so I can do *something* albeit being stuck in the house! lol :)
    It'll be different come november when Max (hopefully!) starts nursery... I think I'll be at a loss to be honest!

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  4. I was exactly where you are now a few months ago. Fortunately I had a 'light bulb' moment and after giving myself this week to relax (my little one went back to school on Tuesday) I am more than ready to start a new chapter on Monday.

    http://mom-on-a-wire.blogspot.com/2010/08/to-power-of-three.html

    Good luck on your new journey, I am sure it's going to be fantastic!

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  5. Go for it - whatever you decide that "it" is.

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  6. I have so many changes going on right now and can definitely empathise -- just go for it!

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  7. Good luck. I muttered something about going back to work when my little one goes to school full time, but I wouldn't know where to start as I certainly don't want to go back to what I did before. Exciting times are ahead for you, scary, but exciting! x

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  8. Yes, ma'am, certainly ma'am. Seriously, thanks. :)

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  9. Ach, no, you won't! I used to love nursery days - it's school that used to curtail it cos it finishes so much earlier.

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  10. Thanks you, just taken a look at yours. Good luck!

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  11. Indeed. I share a lot of your sentiments. Not knowing where to start, not wanting to go back (tho I would do it if I needed to, it's good money). Thanks.

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  12. Thanks lovely. You do have lots happening - how long till you move over here?

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  13. Thanks so much Debbie. That might be the hard bit. ;)

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