Blog a day July | day 9

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Day 9 | 3 things you hope to achieve by the end of the year

Half way through the year... how the bloody hell did that happen!? If I think about it too much it makes me panic a bit. There's so much I want to do in the next six months... its almost like the more I want to do, the less I actually get done. Does anyone else get that?

Being on maternity leave at the moment, I feel like I'm at a real crossroads. Being home more for the children is lovely - I love being able to pick them up and take them to school. It had got to the point where my husband, who is self-employed, saw far more of them than I did. He would pick them up from school, give them tea and get them in the bath, then I would get home in time to get them into their PJs and read a story, before making dinner for my husband and I. That was never how I saw our lives panning out - I enjoy working but the balance just wasn't quite right.

In a round about kind of way this leads me to my first 'hope' for the year. I'd like to decide on a path for my career that allows me to be at home more than I was before. At this point I'm still not 100% sure what that path might be. Ideally, I'd like to set up my own company... its something I've talked about doing with a good friend of mine, but I need to start looking at it sooner rather than later.

Ayden is 12 weeks old now. I thought that by now I would have used my maternity leave to revolutionise my household, organise everything to within an inch of its life and actually have a system. That hasn't happened yet. Time is running away with me and I'm determined to spend a good few weeks reorganising our storage, setting up a chores and meal plan that I actually stick to and just basically giving everything a good old clean and tidy. So that's hope number 2... wish me luck!

Finally (and this is one just for me), I'd really like to grow my blog and interact more with other bloggers. So far I'm really enjoying the blogging experience and the community that goes with it. I'd love to go to Britmums Live next year and actually meet some of the people I feel like I know so well from reading their blogs...

I've found a number of useful posts about growing your blog, but any advice from some of you more experienced bloggers would be gratefully received :)

I feel like there is so much I want to achieve in 2013, but also I just want to cherish every last minute of Ayden as a tiny baby and enjoy the extra time I have with Dylan and Meryn - they are growing up so fast.

What are your hopes for the rest of the year?

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