Last week my youngest child started full time school. I have been feeling very mixed emotions. I was pleased he had reached this important milestone in this his life. On his first day, he was so happy to go in, a huge relief. This was helped by not only attending the school nursery but also his older sister going there too. I was sad though, as I would miss his company in the afternoons. I also felt a bit lost that this part of my children’s lives being at home with me is over.
My other feeling is what about me? Without wanting to sound too selfish, I need to think about what I am doing next just for me.
My role has been and is caring for my children, my husband and my house. My children are at school, my husband at work. So that leaves the house! As satisfying as it is to have a clean and tidy house, I don’t think I can spend 5 days a week cleaning and tidying it!
I decided need a plan. As I don’t actually want to rush into anything! So firstly I reflected. I so am fortunate to be at home at this point in my family’s life.
I already have my business which I fit in around my trio of commitments. I love finding time to talk to people all things beauty and health. I have a fantastic support network of local friends and family dotted around the country.
I sat down with a piece of paper and worked out what it is that I would like to do with my free time. And here is my first plan:
EBay – I am embarking on a mass selling project. I have plenty to sell and it will give me a clearer house which will be easier to clean and some pennies to. A win, win win.
Random chores – I am cleaning places that have possibly never been cleaned in years (don’t judge ;-)). I am also going to sort all our photos so we have proper photo albums to look at.
Loft sorting- in the past 8 years whenever we haven’t wanted to get rid of something, we have hidden it in the loft. Now is the time to declutter and make it a place to just keep seasonal items like Christmas decorations, suitcases and fans!
Baking – I have always wanted more time to bake, so far I have made Flapjacks and a Banana Loaf. More to follow on my baking adventures in another blog.
To my relief there are some things that haven’t changed at all. Getting ready for school in the morning is still a challenge, so I am thankful I have 3D Corrector in my life. Less than 5 minutes doing my hair and face and I am ready for the school run and to face my new days.