Posts tagged motherhood

I wish I didn't have to write this post but I do. I wish I didn't have to consider the implications that come with pursuing that which makes you come alive with any kind of gusto but I do. I do because it seems like everywhere I turn, women are worried about taking up space. Worried that they are coming across as pushy; worried that they are seen as overly-confident; worried that if they go full throttle in their business and hobbies that they will be perceived as aggressive or salesy or up themselves or too much.

I'm kind of tired of it. 

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My first blog post of 2017! This month, usually the slowest and most dreaded of the year, hasn't really felt like that at all round here.  Although I have been a bit quiet on the blog front, I have been squirrelling away behind the scenes writing my first ever e-guide 'A Simpler Start To The Year' and putting some foundational priorities in place for the year ahead.

I wanted to share with you some of these things - put them in writing, almost as a form of accountability to myself.  I mentioned in the e-guide that I there are certain pillars in my life that when I make sure that they are upheld, they sustain me and help me keep my priorities in check. Being outside with my family, doing a job that has an impact, spending time with friends that know me and are for me, and making time for creative pursuits are the main four. So, right at the outset of the year I have tried to mark down some of the ways I am putting things in place to try and keep these pillars steady throughout the year.

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Leaves of Change – The End of Maternity Leave

I have officially finished my maternity leave (give me just a minute to cry into my coffee). These last 8 months have entirely vanished into thin air – I can’t get over it. Today I ventured back to the office to do the work that I love with a team that I am grateful to get to work with. That helps doesn’t it? Going back to a job that you enjoy? It’s going to be such a change of head space but I feel like I’m ready. The last couple of months of parenting have been taxing to say the least. 

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When You Question Your Parenting...

8pm, 8.45pm, 10pm, 1.40am, 3.30am, 5am, 6am, 7.45am Those are the hours that I tended to a wakeful baby last week.  And the week before.  And the week before that, in fact.

I lay on the bed beside that baby questioning every single parenting decision I had made from she entered the world wondering if I had completely banjaxed the whole entire thing.  I scoured every parenting facebook group and forum for comfort or answers as to why this baby was intent on never sleeping.

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