Back to Blogging
Hello! It’s been a while! Well, just over a year to be precise, but here I am getting back to blogging!
My last post ‘hitting a low’ was a little bit prophetic, I was clearly sensing the impending upheaval! This past year a lot has been happening in my personal life. I’ve changed jobs, been unwell and needed some more surgery. Then my youngest son moved out and gone off to university. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind!
I’m currently off work sick again, with yet more gynaecological problems. Not quite as acute as last time but still pretty grim. The time I’ve had away from the frenetic pace of my work has been quite useful to me. It’s meant that I’ve had some time, to think about what’s really important to me at the moment. What direction I’d like my life to go in, both professionally and personally.
With that in mind, I’ve decided to get back to blogging and my original vision. Sharing experiences of challenge and strategies for discovering and living our best lives.
In the beginning
When I started this blog late in 2017 my main aim was to take my mind off the fact that my children were almost grown. That my youngest son would soon be setting off for university in the next couple of years.
My priority since the age of 18 has been my children. I’ve never known adult life without them and it’s really weird, to not have to think about… Where they are, cooking dinner, washing and the million and one other things you have to do when you’re raising your kids.
I thought at the time, that if I set myself some challenges it would give me something to focus on and help take my mind off of the fact that I was about to become redundant!
Turns out that actually setting challenges is not really my thing.
That doesn’t mean that the challenges I set back in 2017 aren’t important to me. They are still very much on my radar but in a more relaxed way! I’ve most certainly been making good progress with seeing the world by train over the last year! This year I’ve managed trips to Poland, Portugal, Spain and Germany twice!
One thing is for certain, those challenges have really made me think about how I want to move forward and how I would like this next stage of my life to be shaped. What I can do to pursue my ambitions and really be in control of this next stage of my life. Rather than being controlled by my life and responding in a reactive way.
So my challenge now is basically building the ‘adult life’, I want to live, now that all of my children are adults and I am no longer responsible for meeting all of their needs. (Don’t get me wrong this Mama is hovering from a safe distance, but I’ve stopped chopping their grapes in half!!!)
The best thing is, that now I’ve got my head around the fact that life is moving on, I’m starting to feel a little excited about it.
I’ll be making some plans for a bit more of this….
Our first child free holiday as a couple to Greece last year. (Here’s a little guide for how I booked an absolute bargain!)
Is anyone else in the same boat? At a transitional stage of life? Maybe your little one is off to school, you’re thinking about a career change or a big house move, whatever it is I’d love to hear about it and how you’re approaching the challenge of it!