Being At Home, And My Weekly Round Up

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.

Being at home and my weekly round up
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.

Being At Home, And My Weekly Round Up

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.

Being At Home, And My Weekly Round UpI 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.

 

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22 Comments

  1. 28th November 2015 / 3:09 pm

    Sarah a great post and as you know I feel totally the same! Blogging’s amazing!!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      28th November 2015 / 8:27 pm

      Thanks Karen, I know wow what a year. I would have never expected to be doing this at this stage but hurrah x

  2. 28th November 2015 / 6:25 pm

    Ah Sarah, this has left me feeling all happy inside! I am so glad you’ve had a great week! Thank you for sharing your happy. #HappyDaysLinky xx

    • SarahJChristie
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      28th November 2015 / 8:29 pm

      Thanks Kate yes it been a fab week, and I am just loving the whole blogging process x

  3. 28th November 2015 / 6:32 pm

    Huge changes for you then, and it sounds like absolutely the right thing for you, with the right timing, too. Glad you’re enjoying it x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • SarahJChristie
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      28th November 2015 / 8:34 pm

      Ah thank you yes I think it has been all about the timing, and loving the opportunity to be around to cook and bake more instead of rushing x

  4. 28th November 2015 / 7:51 pm

    Aw Sarah I am so pleased to read this post. I could tell how happy you were when I was chatting to you last night. Its funny what life throws at us sometimes, but I really do believe in fate. Everything happens for a reason. I know you will throw yourself into any new blogging challenges that come your way xx

    • SarahJChristie
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      28th November 2015 / 8:35 pm

      Ah thank you Tracey, yes it funny I honestly would not have had a clue that this would have happened even in September, but I do believe it has been fate. And yes bring those challenges on I cant wait x

  5. 28th November 2015 / 9:38 pm

    You’ve basically summed up all the reasons why I resigned. You can work and be a mum, for sure, but it’s like a hamster wheel and it feels like you don’t get a chance to really enjoy either or do them well. Working at home around the family is my perfect solution. I know it’s going to be so good for you x

    • SarahJChristie
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      29th November 2015 / 7:52 pm

      Thank you Rachel, Yes I am glad to step off of that wheel and what will be will be, but something had to give in the end. I had latterly no time at all, and am excited about what lies ahead, whatever it is ? x

  6. 29th November 2015 / 4:53 pm

    Good for you chickie!! Next year is going to be your year — for sure!! Everything happens for a reason — this is a Sliding Doors moment, if ever there was one! xx

    • SarahJChristie
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      29th November 2015 / 8:05 pm

      Thanks Caro, I hope so, I am excited about the year ahead and grateful to have this chance x

  7. 29th November 2015 / 5:24 pm

    What a fantastic post to read. I am a TA and although I love working in school (and of course the holidays) I’ve recently been thinking how much I miss being with my daughter all day every day. This post has inspired me and I can only hope to be as successful as bloggers such as yourself x

    • SarahJChristie
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      29th November 2015 / 8:08 pm

      Ah thank you Kate, I am so happy with my blog so far. Not quite where I want or need to be but knew I had to have the time to put in to progress. So yes it may be a gamble but I will be doing something I love and have more time for my family so win win x

  8. 30th November 2015 / 6:36 am

    Hi Sarah, it sounds as if you are enjoying being at home. Isn’t that time when the children are at school just the best, it was my favourite time of day! I wish I’d gotten into blogging earlier too, but like you said things happen for a reason and when the time is right. I hope you continue to enjoy your change in lifestyle and get to grow your blog too.

    xx

    • SarahJChristie
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      2nd December 2015 / 9:24 pm

      Ah thank you Debbie, I know its weird, I wish I had done it so much sooner but at the same time it feels like the time is right now and I am just going to enjoy it x

  9. 3rd December 2015 / 9:23 pm

    I love love love this post. WOW, can’t believe your first week is over! How does it all feel? Sounds like you are having so much fun hun and deservedly so. The girls start nursery in January, I know life will be so different. I couldn’t imagine not being around for them all the time. I bet you are loving it and I am so pleased. So sorry I missed you a at BF, are you going to BM? Xxx

    • SarahJChristie
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      3rd December 2015 / 9:54 pm

      Not sure I am Kat, and yes you were missed at BF. Kat I am loving every minute and feel like I should have done it years ago. I want to enjoy the boys growing up. Don’t get me wrong we have balanced it just about but I have run myself ragged and for what? I have had a wonderful career, but it hasn’t always been on my terms, lets hope that will change x

  10. 4th December 2015 / 11:08 am

    WOW! You did it 🙂 Hurrah to new ventures and a superb year ahead. So pleased for you and glad you have this amazing new time in your life. Enjoy xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      6th December 2015 / 7:20 pm

      Thanks Jess, yes all very exciting, I am so enjoying working on my blog at the moment, I love how it excited me x

  11. 6th December 2015 / 10:22 pm

    It was so lovely to see your ‘free’ smile last Friday love 🙂 It’s great to see you happy xxxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      8th December 2015 / 1:49 pm

      Ah it was lovely to see you and my free smile is still going strong ha ha x

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