I had an interesting question the other day. A family member asked me why I bother going to school. This really got me thinking and I would like to share with you why. First, some background. I am 35 years old with three children. I have a great job, in fact, I have two great…
Today I took the baby to visit my workplace. It was so nice to see everyone and show off my new little man. The strange part was seeing how everything was moving on without me. There is a lot of changes happening and I am at home knowing nothing about it. Don’t get me wrong, I am not an integral part of the process. I didn’t expect the whole place to stop moving once I went on leave but seeing how the world kept on going got me thinking.
I have taken an extended leave from work and since I am in Canada that means when I go back my youngest will be 18 months old. Obviously, I am very lucky. We will be past the hardest part when I return but parenting doesn’t end there. When I return to work in September 2018 I will still be the mother of three. I will also be a University student and have two jobs (both of which mean a lot to me). When I think I about it I get hives. It is a scary thought but I also know I have done it before (although with one less child). This time last year I was a full-time University student with two jobs and two kids. I got through it, and so did they. I would like to think we are all better because of it.
I often find myself wondering what the point of this all is. I get up and do the same menial tasks over and over again. Don’t get me wrong, I love my family and my life is pretty damn good. I can’t complain really. I do however, wonder if there is some way I can get through every day with more intention. I am always hoping to live my life with intention but lose direction easily.
The first step for me is always making goals that I know I can meet but they are generally small and short lived. By trying 101 goals in 1001 days I can try to meet smaller and larger goals at the same time. Some of these will be easy to accomplish and some will need weeks or months to plan. My hope is to stay focused longer and ultimately live everyday with more intention.
Motherhood is a lonely hood to live in. We always seem to be constantly surrounded by people but it can be hard to connect. Just recently I was visiting a friend and on the way out I made a comment that we should do this more because I am always home doing nothing. She agreed…
The very first blog post is a lot like ripping off a band-aid – it just needs to happen. After a significant amount of thought, energy and wasted time I have decided to share five things about me as my first post. Simple and to the point. Let’s rip off the band-aid.