I think it’s pretty fair to say our life as we knew has long gone. No more full time nursery, weekends eating out, exploring the world far and wide. Life has completely changed. Ok, so that’s what happens when a baby arrives…but the plans of me returning to work (4 days a week) as a killer bitch in heels (not my real job title) is well and truly put on hold due to the redundancy and industry downturn. As a self confessed career junkie trying to ‘have it all’, I’m now having it all in a very different order.
The changes have meant that I now get to spend more time with Munch and MM. We had always planned to reduce Munch down to a 3 day week during my maternity leave so I could spend quality time with her before she starts school in September. This is something that I’m really enjoying…although the current home renovations restrict what we can do when MM is napping. I do have grand plans of baking and crafting…not the endless repeats of Home Alone 1 & 2 that we’ve been reliant upon.
Dynamics have definitely changed. Yes I’m looking to make this blog my business and it will become my ‘work’ in time (it feels so odd to say that), but even then being self employed is a completely different kettle of fish from the office set up. There’s no hierarchy, sense of authority, men in suits or people to help you out of the poop and share the coffee making.
All these changes affect how you feel as a person and it’s something that I’m still adjusting to.
So, I’m tackling it the best way I know how…facing it head on and kicking ass in all areas of life….and hopefully making it count.