My first week being at home is over and I have loved every minute. I have always been so career driven and very lucky to have had the support to be able to have a great career and still have time with my family. I have never really got why mums chose to stay at home, and now I totally get it. I have loved being around to pick Joe up from school and not feeling rushed in the mornings, having more time to spend doing homework.
And then there is the time when they are at school, all that wonderful time. Something that has been on rations for far to long. To long to remember. I have had time to organise our home, tidy, give a little attention to my beloved blog, cook and bake; all things I never got time to do before. It’s been fantastic to catch up with friends for coffee or lunch. And when everybody gets home, Chris and I are not rushing around trying to play catch up; we have time to spend quality time together as a family.
It also enables me to go to all the events I want to go too, before I felt I could not go to all of them because either I was at work, or it conflicted with precious family time. And last week I found myself in London again, but this time for Blogfest. The early morning was a bit tough and I did question my motives as I stood on the snowy platform at 5am. But as soon as I arrived at Kings Place and spent the day with all my blogging besties I knew the early morning was so worth it.
Events like Blogfest offer such great inspiration and tips. Its funny, I always come away feeling a little overwhelmed by information overload. But once I have time to digest it all I am left with lots of great ideas and plans for the future.
I honestly can’t believe how much blogging has changed my thought plan and my life. I have loved every day of my hairdressing and teaching career, the rewards have been incredible; watching my students achieve their career goals. And when I made the decision to have a break from education I cried many tears, tears of missing my students, colleagues. Never being involved in another hair show or photo shoot. I will miss the butterflies I felt before every competition class (my favourite class)
But blogging has brought me a new life challenge, and its timing has been impeccable. I often wish I had started my blog earlier but these things happen for a reason. I am excited about entering a new stage of my life, with new challenges and a little more family time.