It’s been a funny year so far, the realisation that I didn’t have any children at home in the day any more hit me hard around February leaving me feeling a bit lost and unsure what to do with myself. I found myself missing the face to face interaction of a ‘proper job’, one that doesn’t involves sitting in slobby clothes chatting on Facebook, making play dough and paper boats all day long, but I have managed to pull myself together and realise how lucky I am that there is so much opportunity out there for me, I just need to reach out and take it. Science Sparks is flourishing in ways I could only have dreamt about a few years ago, and I am so proud of what Kerry and I have achieved. I’m not very good at selling myself, so need to work on that, but I’m excited by the future and hopeful that I can take it to the next level.
I’ve failed miserably in my quest to do some exercise this year, but given the fact that the kids keep me pretty active I’m prepared to let that slide for a bit longer. I’ve been drinking slightly less coffee, more water and trying our matcha which has definitely helped my energy levels and reduced my chronic headaches from last year.
I am not a naturally patient person, but unlike in my younger days, I no longer need everything to happen instantly, I’m happier to take the time to think, to be less impulsive, with that in mind I’m pleased to say I didn’t press send on the Early Years Teacher application I filled in this week, but have been unusually sensible and decided to take 12 months to think about it! I do wonder how different life would’ve been had I continued with the teacher training course I started at Uni, instead of rashly switching back to Microbiology, but I’m pretty happy with where I am now.
The children are wonderful and challenging at the same time. I’m enjoying the new level on independence they seem to have developed, but not the increased bickering. I would quite like time to slow down a little now though, please….I can’t even think about my baby girl finishing her first year of school.