When you feel like drowning: Little life update November 2016
I feel like drowning. Time is such a precious commodity and I have so little of it. I know I shouldn't really complain as the busyness I experience right now is the good kind. The kind that comes from new opportunities, moving on in life, having a family. But still. I feel tired.
It has been a few weeks of long days at work to finish off projects and handing over tasks. Making notes for whoever picks up my projects, making sure all important files are filed away safely, making sure my desk is cleared and bags packed.
I have a new job now. New job, new responsibilities, new direction. Senior to my job title and a sizeable increase in my salary.
Other than my real-day-job-pay-the-bills kind of work my blog work has also upped a step. There is a lot more interest from brands for collaborations, new exciting opportunities emerging, and commissions coming in.
There are posts from May still in my drafts. Hours of video waiting to be edited. Ideas brimming in my head. I've interviewed a celebrity, an inspirational woman I feel a lot of respect for (transcribing soon!). I have booked my first ever press trip, somewhere here in UK I've never been to.
And amongst all this I wonder have I lost my voice a little. There are things I want to write about but usually I feel too tired to get my thoughts in order and words on paper. I would like to write more about being a working mum, about building a career, about the hectic life we create ourselves, and about balance. Or rather, the lack of it. I love writing about the adventures we have as a family and sharing my photography but i would like to add to that, something from the heart.
The last few weeks have been difficult. Our little girl has caught all the possible nursery bugs you can get. She has been sick and tearful and in need of mummy. Who of course has not been able to be there.
It is tricky to balance it all. A lady needs her sleep too...
It is all of course temporary. After the next few weeks I will get into a routine at work. I'll clear the back log of my commercial posts. And as we beat the winter bugs we will be able to sleep better and feel better. And then it'll be Christmas. And a well-deserved holiday!
How have you been lately?
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