It’s the first day of school!
I’ve been incredibly spoiled and have taken the day to reground myself a little. I’ve been feeling a little burn out of late, and I need some time to refocus. To let you in on a little secret: I’m flying by the seat of my pants and have no idea what I’m doing right now.
So today I indulged in a much needed catch up with a friend over coffee and cake and then settled in at my parents place for a day of study. Which I actually did this time.
And I feel much better for it.
Which means I’ll be a much better mama this afternoon.
It’s a shame that I realised I’ve been burning out after the school holidays have finished (though I guess it’s better late than never). I realised I haven’t actually seen anyone in the past six weeks. No friends or school mates and very little extended family. And while part of me feels like I should apologise for that – and all of me hopes that no one was offended by my absence – I probably needed to be bunkered down at home in my own world with the kids, to be honest. It’s not that I don’t think about my family and friends, or that I don’t want to see them; it’s purely my need to take care of my mental health taking over. Which annoyingly looks like avoiding people. Whoops.
It also means I don’t really write much, and I definitely get out of a posting rhythm. Lack of sleep and the kids daily needs all get on top of me, and while I could post about that daily – I really don’t want to. I try to keep my blog a reasonably positive (while still realistic) space. No body wants to read ten posts in a row about how little sleep I’m getting.
Anyway, now we’re back on the school routine I’m ready to get into the swing of things again. I’m not sure what direction I’m taking the blog in this year, but I’ll make it more consistent for starters!
Later, dears xo