My poor neglected blog. I have been extremely busy the last few months but also lacking some serious motivation to blog. So I thought I would write a recap for the last 4 months, so here it is.
Back in March I had to do some soul searching and accept the realities of my life at present and for the foreseeable future. It was rough and involved many deep conversations and arguments with my husband.
In the end we both decided that at the end of the day we want to be together as a family, always. For me to live in Sydney while he is regularly overseas for long periods of time is not an arrangement that will work for us. This basically means that I have to sacrifice my career for the next few years.
Is it worth it? If everything works out, financially, it will be worth it. I just hope my career doesn’t take too much of a hit and when we do come back home, I can find work without too much trouble.
I read this book as a part of the book club I joined.
The Handmaid’s Tale By Margaret Atwood
This book kept me interested from the beginning. It falls under the utopian genre and the story is basically set in a world where women are used as objects. There were parts of the book which were slow, but overall it was interesting.
Simple: 30 Ways to Declutter Your Life By Beth Jones
This is a short and simple book which gives you practical tips on how to declutter your life. It’s a quick read and can easily be referred to later on for motivation and inspiration.
52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You By Brett Blumenthal
I struggled to get through this book. In fact I skipped most of it as it was just too long and boring. There were a few takeaways from it but overall I wouldn’t recommend it.
April was busy busy busy. During April we went on a 3 day break to the south of Sri Lanka which was really nice. The hotel we stayed at was great with beautiful ocean views and delicious food. Munchkin had a ball and loved every minute.
It was also time to pack up and get ready to come back home to Australia. On top of that it was time to pack up the apartment we were staying in as we will be living in a new apartment when we return. Of course this made things much more hectic and despite not having many things to pack as we were only there for a few months, it still took forever to pack up everything, and at times it felt like it would never end. I seriously hate moving!
At the very end of the month we returned back home to Sydney. Yay!
May was all about settling back home in Sydney. This turned out to be harder than I expected. It took munchkin about 3 weeks to get over the jet lag, this was not fun. He also started day care and this has been a big adjustment for him as he has become quite comfortable being at home with me. He is slowly settling in and does cry during drop offs but as the weeks went by the cries did get shorter at least.
I also returned to work this month. I am back working on a part time basis (3 days a week) and it feels good to be back. I’m in a new office now with a lot less people. That took about 2 weeks to get used to as I have always worked in large offices.
June was just hectic!
My husband was away at the start of the month as he had to go on a business trip, so this meant things got even busier for me. I had to do day care drop offs and pick ups, in addition to going to work and managing everything at home. I did go and stay at my parents over the weekend and that gave me some relief at least.
My dad has also been unwell and had to undergo some major surgery mid month. He is now recovering well but does have one more operation to go. Fingers crossed everything goes well and he’s back to being healthy again.
Munchkin has continued to slowly settle into daycare, however over one month in, he does still cry during drop offs. I don’t think he cries for very long and I do get photos everyday which show that he’s doing ok. He did get very sick mid month which was not fun. It took over a week for him to recover and then he contracted a 24 hour viral bug last week, which my husband then picked up as well. They have both recovered now but it was a stressful couple of days.
Woo hoo! I finally managed to finish a blog post! This has been sitting in my drafts for a while.
Sadly I haven’t had the time or motivation to do much reading in the last 2 months, but hoping to turn that around in the coming months.
I hope things start to calm down and I get more energy and motivation to get organised again. I am currently researching a few tools to help me out and it looks like Wunderlist is winning. Any recommendations on good organizational apps that also have a desktop version, let me know.
Hope you all had a great first half to 2018!