For the past few days my family have all been away and I've been having lots of time on my own. Just me. When you live in a family of six you don't get much time when it's just you. But once in a while it's a good thing to have.
I have taken the time to get lots of work done, to get some house stuff done, to sleep without disruption and to take a step back from everything and have a good think.
I have missed my family like crazy and I can't wait for them all to be home. I can't wait for all the chatter, the laughter, the hugs...and even (perhaps!) the chaos! And I am really looking forward to the Easter weekend, when we can all take some time off together to have fun as a family.
But it has been so good to have this time out. I've done so much but I've made the most of the headspace and quiet to think. I have got some big months coming up. I will be off to America and Europe to work on my book and when I'm not busy travelling I will be writing it. These next few months are going to fly by in a flash and I need to make sure I'm ready.
I'm pretty good at working hard and I've learnt to juggle hard work with having a family pretty well too. But sometimes I can loose myself in the mix and then the hard work, being the mother I enjoy being and keeping it altogether at home can become a bit too much to handle.
So, I'm writing little notes to myself, so that I remember to take care of myself. I'm booking in time for me, for Stef and me together and for all of us as a family. This Summer is going to be one amazing ride and definitely one I want to enjoy, savour and take enough moments to breathe it all in.