I am going to combine it with my Things I know post!
So a few things I know for sure
I know when you give in, accept you can’t change anything right now and trust that your god/universe/whoever will sort it out – it will work out perfectly.
I know going costume shopping makes me want to vomit.
I know we, as a family, need a break – a proper break where we can all just relax.
I know I get great joy when I see my veggies pop through the soil.
I know I stress too much about things I really shouldn’t stress about.
I know that without Josephine I would not cope too well with Jack.
I know I need to get to gym more often.
I know I love listening to Tracy Chapman (thanks to Celeste for Grooveshark I can all day long)
I know when I am stressed my blood pressure drops and I crave sweets.
I know that on the 3rd December I have invites for a ballet concert, a little girls birthday party, a reunion, a house warming and birthday party and an after care end of year Christmas Party.
I know I should just go and try the wedding dress on I saw but I am too nervous to go and ask them!
I know I do not want to be pregnant or deal with a newborn again but I do want another baby.
I know I need to be a better friend.
I know I should be sorting a website out instead of writing this blog post.
I know the original blog award said 7 things but whatever its Friday AND it’s my blog so rules out the window.
I need to pass this on to 15 blogs which I can not do – not because I don’t have the time because I should be busy with that website I mentioned AND I have stuff to do at the shop AND I have to get to gym (also above) so I am awarding all the ladies below 🙂
The last 2 weeks have been a huge challenge in terms of work because my mom has been here – it was hard to balance work and spending time with her because I was here all day.
What I have learnt about working from home so far….
You MUST have a separate space – you can’t work from your room or the dining room table. You need a dedicated space that is considered the “office”.
Boundaries need to be established with family (the ones you live with) – they need to understand that even though you are at home you are working and can’t just fetch, drop, make, bake, check.
Plan the day – there will be chores that need to be done so plan the day and set time for work and time for personal and stick to it!
Organise organise organise. Everything just works better if you have meals planned, kids appointments and sports all in one place so you can see them.
Having a new baby at home when you are trying to work is HARD – even with full time help. It is almost impossible to work while your baby cries – even if it’s while he is being put down or waiting for a bottle – it’s hard!
You need to get out and have lunch/coffee with friends at least once a month – even if you do have adult interaction in the work you do – this is really important.