I’ve been off today – well I don’t work Fridays at all – and I put the small one into nursery as I had a dentist appointment and then I thought that I’d have a couple of hours by myself to chill out and take stock of what has been a pretty hectic month with work, running (or not as the case may be), my Etsy business and trying to keep the house clean and everyone alive. I’ve collapsed mentally a couple of times and had to take a step back and just not do everything all at once. So today was a little bit for me.
After catching up on the Good Place on Netflix, I stumbled across my absolute favourite actress ever; Reese Witherspoon and her own ‘chat show’, basically she met inspirational women in different fields who are helping change the world one book, song, film, sport, article or poem at a time. It’s incredible watching and has massively inspired me to keep on teaching my son how to break the mould of a ‘typical boy’.
It has also inspired me to take stock of what I’m doing and take time for myself more to concentrate on doing what I love. Currently that’s trying to get this business up and running – subtle plug: please go and check out ChatburnArt on Instagram, facebook and on our etsy store! I’m really enjoying it and the fact that doing this is making my customers happy is amazing! I say it all the time but I love writing and blogging and I’m determined to get better at it and keep going at it.
Anyway, this Reese Witherspoon show (this is why as much as I want to do videos on Instagram, I can’t as I get too distracted) is awesome! I’m pretty sure Pink! and Kacey Musgraves are the guests I was most interested in originally but all the stories especially of Elaine Welteroth and Cleo Wade who are amazing by the way really just made me think that I need to do things that make me happy. I’m hoping that this inspiration lasts but we all know it won’t as i’m the worst procrastinator of all time and I change my mind about things more than the wind changes. I’m sure Craig hates it when I move from one interest to the next without warning but I’m over 30 now; I’ve got to think about what I actually want to do with the rest of my life.
I wish I had more time to do the things that I am passionate about like running, my blog, learning even more about art and etsy businesses and reading. Oh my, I miss reading. I haven’t text my best friends for months and haven’t seen them for even longer (sorry my little tree friends) but this is what life is sometimes and we shouldn’t be ashamed when it gets all hectic and on top of us. I’m trying to find light at the end of the tunnel and hopefully a couple of days off at Christmas to spend with family will be a massively welcome relief for all three of us. The only thing that is a saving grace at the minute is that Christmas is done! We have bought everything for Cal, and it’ll get wrapped in the coming weeks, the tree is going up tomorrow afternoon and I am so excited! Christmas is one of my favourite times of year and I love it more now I’m a mum and I’m usually the last one of the family to be organised but it’s all done and I’m not cooking and I don’t have to really prepare anything so it’s amazing to be organised. Why haven’t I ever done this before?!
Also I get to go to Costco this weekend which is my new comfort zone place and just wander around looking for tiny bottles of prosecco to help my wonderful friend Abs with her amazing business and I’m so proud of her! And this is another thing, I want to help other women and be more positive in general and I feel I definitely need all the help with that. I grew up in a time where gossip and bitchiness was in and now I just want to be better and learn from my mistakes and be a nicer person! I’m sure Craig would appreciate me being nicer too!