I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to comment about their experiences of combing working and family and going back to work after a long break….it was great to see that I’m not alone and that it’s do-able.
I realize that I have to stop trying to be supermom and super housewife, or frankly super anything. That’s a tough one because there’s a perfectionist hiding in me and I’m a big organizer, but I think I need to just let things go a bit and relax (while secretly hoping that someone else will pick up the slack….)
I certainly don’t have the energy I had 20 years ago and I know that if I overdo things the first result is pretty much guaranteed to be a migraine, which isn’t a lot of fun for anyone, me especially. So sleep is going to be high on the agenda and also perhaps trying to have one day a week when I get things done and another where I specifically don’t. I really like the idea of a day for me, when I don’t do housework and shopping, because you know as well as I do that that sort of work is frankly never done and I could so easily end up playing catch up all the time.
It’s been hard for me to realize that I can’t manage to blog every day like I have for the last few years….I keep looking at my declining stats and wincing…but maybe that isn’t such a bad thing. I had got pretty addicted to checking how many people were reading and trying hard to keep the numbers up, but at the end of the day that’s really just putting myself under extra pressure that I don’t need. I’ll probably never be one of the big time bloggers, but you know, that’s OK. I have a lovely bunch of readers and I’ll blog when I can and when I have something to say or to show – and I hope you’re fine with that.
And now I guess I’d better get back to keeping the show on the road…
Have a great Wednesday!