Things have been quiet around here for the past few months, partly because I realised that I just didn’t need to post every day (the world was not going to end) but partly because I couldn’t post regularly. Being pregnant has meant that I am in bed during the hours that I would ordinarily find the time to write a post and get blogging work done, so even if I had wanted to do anything I just physically couldn’t manage it.
I had originally planned to take a break over Christmas and then come back in 2016 full of ideas and motivation… well 3 months later here I am! It has been really good for me to take a step back from it all, find what really matters to me and prioritise my time better than I had been doing up until Christmas. As much as this blog brings in an income for me, I never wanted it to take precious time away from my family.
The great thing about freelance work is that is can fit in around your life, getting posts written while kids are at school or taking a nap. Sadly, over time I had found myself doing work when the girls were around or when I really should have been spending time with Mr F. I had left one life-controlling job and walked straight into another similar situation!
Enough was definitely enough.
With a baby on the way I feel like I have had a massive wake-up call. My family are and always will be my priority and my job needs to work around them. So, you won’t catch me doing work when I should be playing dress-up with the girls or having a dvd night with Mr F. No, work will fit around them and I am thankful that I am able to make that happen.
However, you will be seeing a little more from me than you have done the past few months. I finally feel like myself again – hurrah!! Having the Norovirus this past week seems to have had a positive effect on my morning sickness. For the first time in absolutely ages I don’t feel queasy and I feel motivated to open up my MacBook. Better still, the fog that was my bloggers block has lifted – I feel like I know what I am doing again!