June? Say what! I go back to work this month and then it’s my birthday next month. It’s just too much!
To try and embrace going back to work – so that’s it. Maternity leave is over. Oh. My. Goodness. Where did those nine months go? I know I was very lucky to get nine months. I know of many people who would give anything to have had as much time off as I have had, but it still doesn’t seem enough. L had had a very, very rough start in life and if I’m 100% honest, I’ve not enjoyed a great deal of it. I feel cheated out of his early months and I now have to leave him with other people five days a week, just whilst he is starting to come into himself. But anyway. Enough wallowing. I am going to try and embrace our new chaotic routine and figure out a way to get us all out of the house at 7.30am each morning, without the help of the husband (who has to leave earlier and is away 80% of the time!). And then I will live for those 5pm pick ups and the excitement of walking through the nursery doors to see their little faces. Any tips on how to cope – hit me up!
To invest in a new camera – I’ve dropped my G7X too many times and it’s not performing the way I want and need it to by any stretch of the imagination. I’m going to keep it for it and about vlogging but I’m after a DSLR with interchangeable lenses that is good for sit down videos and blog photos. I’ve got the Canon 80D and 6D to check out, I think. Any other suggestions, feel free to let me know.
To finalise birthday plans – so I turn the big 3 0 next month. THIRTY YEARS OLD. I’m sure I thought I’d have my life together a bit more by now but heyho, I’m getting there slowly haha. Never mind that though. It’s all about the celebrations. I have been known to extend birthdays of lesser importance (hello 27) for a good couple weeks (I’m lying, it’s a month) so how long do I drag my 30th out for?? Two months?! Only joking. It’ll just be the month! So far I have Copenhagen booked with the husband and kids, an overnight London trip with the YouTube crew, a spa day with my Navy girls, a trip home and hopefully and afternoon tea with my Dutch girls all to plan. Can’t. Bloody. Wait! Show me the champagne!
To SERIOUSLY declutter the house again – ok so who came to my house, dumped a load of stuff and then left?? I have NO idea how we’ve accumulated so much since the last time we got rid of 25 bags of stuff to charity and the bin. I’m so beyond ready for a tidy house tidy mind though. I get so much anxiety from clutter. Can’t stand it. And our marriage quarters have zero storage so we can’t physically house so much stuff. First up is the nursery and our room. I’ll keep you updated on the progress.
To take the kids somewhere new every week – this is the mum going back to work guilt kicking in. I can feel it! We are lucky there are so many things around us to do. We just need to keep getting out and about and exploring. Better use those national trust memberships a bit more. And get on Google, local sites and Facebook pages to find out what’s happening in our local area. Even if it’s just a case of a new park, or a new soft play. At least it’s something interesting and different for them.
I think that will keep me busy. What are your goals for this month?
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A twenty-something, full time working, mum of two, with a love for all things cat, cacti and scandi related.