It’s been a funny couple of weeks, I’m sort of struggling to get my head around the fact it’s nearly the end of the school year and my middle child will be off to Junior school and my baby going into Year 2. Time is a funny thing isn’t it? In some ways September seems like a lifetime ago, but on the other it feels like only five minutes have passed since the first day of the school year. I think I’m starting to feel like I need to do something more for myself too. I attended a fantastic conference last weekend, which was inspiring and amazing, but also made me feel like I hadn’t really achieved much in my almost 37 years…so I am going to change things and have a couple of plans up my sleeve, just need to time to implement them! I am forever feeling like I don’t have enough time, always rushing, always hanging on by a thread, but I’ve also come to realise that that’s just how I work now. I need 5 projects on the go at once, I need to be buzzing with ideas, jumping from one to the next, although a couple of hours to tidy up my house would be nice.
I was just looking through my photos from last week and found these that all made me smile. My little girls are as adorable as they are frustrating, so this moment of calm is a lovely capture of a special moment of little sister reading to a tired big sister.
I dragged the kids out for a walk last weekend and despite the moans I think they had a good time! We split up and met in the middle, H and I were a fair bit slower that the bigger ones though.
I LOVE how serious she looks in this pic, although my arms look about 20 years older than they are!
I am trying to slow time down, to appreciate special moments and find joy in everyday life, so it was lovely be asked to reflect on a few by Cadbury Buttons and Channel Mum. I am forever taking photos and thinking I must write about that, so over summer I’m going to make a special effort to find those captured moments and remember what made them special. Do you have any plans or hopes for the summer?