Life gets busy here in mummydom. I remember when i was pregnant with my first little pink person and a girlfriend told me to rest up and enjoy as much time as possible on the couch, because life was about to get busy. I probably nodded my head in polite acknowledgement before dismissing her comment and getting on with life as a pregnant working woman. Now, I think back to those words and know I should have stapled myself to the couch and watched TV non stop until labor started ........ just to make up for life on the other side of three pregnancies. (Hindsight is such an treasure!)
Now, before you think this is going to be a whinge whine post let me just say ' I AM LIVING MY DREAM RIGHT NOW and even on my most horror filled mummy madness day I appreciate how lucky I am to be living in my present reality. I long ago discovered the secret that living your dream doesn't mean you'll be happy, or on an emotional high, every moment of your life. Living your dream still involves down days, battles with life, being stretched and occasionally thrown out of your comfort zone in a rather undignified fashion. Life is just like that!
Anyways I'm heading back to work again next week. It's only a few casual hours to start with but it has me a little spooked because I know how difficult it is finding the work/home life balance with kids. It's got me thinking about how busy life as a mummy is and how some people seem to cope so much better than other with all that entails. Somehow you go from that big bellied woman sitting with her feet up on the couch to being insanely busy from sun up to sun down and beyond. (Now just how did that happen??) To be honest I know for me, some of this is my own silly fault. I'm not forced to write this blog, I was not held at gun point and forced to become the kinder president (think the power might have gone to my head) and to be totally honest I didn't have to accept this job. I think maybe part of me must actually likes being busy. (But let's not go there!). It's all about balance - yes there it is again, my favorite word.
How do you find balance being a busy mummy? Do you just 'rock on' with it all until you drop from exhaustion or are you better planned and give yourself regular me time to re-energise? There is one thing for sure there are always things to do when you're a mummy - the list is never ending and boredom is rarely a problem. Do you think there is a magic key to getting that balance right?