Archive | September, 2010

The end to the Groundhog Days…

29 Sep

Right.  It’s time to make a serious commitment to this blog.

8 months into motherhood and I feel that the days are becoming a blur and there seems to be little productivity.  This is frustrating because being a stay-at-home mum is definitely the toughest job I have EVER done (and let me tell you Sales in IT is no walk in the park…). Yet, I ask myself, “Where are the achievements ?  Where is this all going ?”  Don’t get me wrong.  I love my twin boys with every living part of me, but bloody hell, they’re hard work !  I’m not used to putting this much effort and not really seeing the immediate return.  I have my husband constantly telling me the results are forming, that things will get easier and the boys will soon be more independent.  My reply is always (as lame and irrelevant as it is): “You’re not doing the breastfeeding…”

So, to try and put some clarity to each day, I am going to (ahem) commit to at least 30 minutes (yikes !) of typing into my blog every day (gulp !!!).  No matter how tired I am, or how much exhaustion and sleep deprivation is clouding my ability to think, I WILL log in and WRITE.

We seem to find wisdom from those we least expect.  A little while ago, unable to get an hair appointment at his regular barbershop, my husband went to an alternative place.  There, he striked up a conversation with the owner about raising children and how tough the early baby stages can be.  The barber quietly said, “Ah yes, the days seem to go by so slowly, but the years go by so quickly.”  I know we’re not there yet, but I’m sure there are truth to his words.

I guess this is another reason why I want to try to stick to this blog.  At some point, the stage of groundhog days will end but I will still want to have some record of what happened.  No matter how mundane or slow these days seem…

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The beginning…of what ???

29 Sep

Today has turned it out to be a rather interesting one.  All it took was one brief phone call from a major Sydney newspaper saying that they wanted to publish MY article…and ever since I’ve been sitting up straighter, standing up taller, feeling like a proud peacock.  Now it’s 10pm…my family are all tucked away in bed.  There is finally some peace and tranquility in my household and all I want to do is write.   But where to begin ?  So many thoughts that need to be somehow pigeonholed and eventually articulated on paper.  This is where the challenge begins.  Now it’s been over a year since I left the crazy corporate world (or did it leave me ?  Another story for another time).  It’s taken this time for me to find comfort and a sense of peace in my new “direction”.

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