I feel like I’ve been neglecting you.
I’ve been having an amazing experience, doing some writing – for I are a writer – for a super huge organisation, and am loving all the challenges and opportunities I have.
I have also gained an incredible insight into the experiences working mothers … um … experience.
Not that I didn’t know, understand, nor appreciate these issues, I just have a deeper level of understanding.
I could blame Not Enough Time but I really don’t like that much as an excuse.
Mostly because it is a crap excuse, and if you really want to do something, you’ll find the time.
No, lack of time has not been the issue.
The mind opening experiences, working alongside others, travelling with others, negotiating plans, appointments, children’s activities, evening meals and, well, all of it only caused my mind to go completely nuts and think up all kinds of ideas and things and just not stop.
As we approach the end of the financial year, and being confronted will every EOFY sale happening in the world, generally complete with really loud and/or annoying voices, I also can’t help but reflect on the last six months.
If I was going to go all Life Coach Annoying on you, I’d suggest this is a time to reflect on your New Year’s Resolutions (which I personally avoid like the plague) and assess how far you’ve come thus far.
Are you on track? What do you need to get back on track?
Are you on the couch? What do you need to get back on the couch? Vodka? Truffles? Of the chocolate kind?
This year also marks ten years that Real Mums has been around. It was around this time ten years ago that the idea formed in my clearly underutilised brain (I was running a business with my husband, raising two kids, and studying a uni degree … so, you know, was a little bored).
So, rather than my having neglected you because I Don’t Have Time, I’ve actually being doing SO MUCH STUFF and thinking and creating and … oh … conjuring up all sorts of things.
I have, however, very much missed writing for you, creating things to think about, and to give you a smile or reason to laugh … I have missed you very much.
So, tell me … what mischief have you been up to?
And whilst I’m in thinking-creating mode, tell me, what can I do for you? What do you need to help make your mothering more manageable? Less stressful? More fun? What?