Most days I wonder where my time went. With only three days a week to get stuck into things I have learned to prioritise. So here’s a little peek inside one of my work days when my daughter is at school and my son is in daycare.
And of course there’s the stuff inbetween. Like replacing toilet paper rolls, watering my near-death tomato and capsicum plants and checking Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. And filling out every single fund-raising raffle ticket in the book that came home with my son from daycare because they were due back today and I didn’t get time to sell them to family or friends.
And tomorrow? I’ll be updating my account keeping program (it’s called Wave and it’s free and I love it!), more fiction editing, promotion work for an Ormiston Press author, doing that vacuuming I put off and if I’m lucky I’ll start on some illustrations I’ve been wanting to work on.
I don’t push myself because have to, it’s because I need to. I need to be creative. I need to be doing something for myself that gives me purpose and a sense of being that is more than just a kid-wrangler.
I’d love to hear from other mums and what they ‘need’ to do to feel fulfilled as a woman outside of motherhood.