“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”
So someone once said, and so it is a reality for Yours Truly.
When I started this blog some time back, I posed the question “Is Having it All Still Possible?
” I was speaking from a frazzled reality that was my life, working full-time outside the home and parenting young children.
Something had to give.
And as much as I would like to continue to think of myself as Superwoman, the reality doesn’t live up to the fantasy (it rarely does), and the reality was that the work-life balance was very unbalanced in my life.
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I continue to be frazzled (any parent of twin toddler boys alone will tell you that this is part and parcel of the experience) and I continue to try my best to attain some semblance of competence at minimum, with respect to my parenting abilities. I continue to drink coffee and wine in equal proportions. I’ve just taken the full-time day job out of the equation.
I’m not popping the champagne corks just yet as, the reality is, my family is not independently wealthy, so I will continue working. The only difference is that now, it will be on a freelance basis, giving me the opportunity to spend more time with my kids and better plan my day-to-day activities.
My work plan includes continuing my freelance writing, as well as my work in public relations and communications. Of course I will continue this blog (which is my other baby).
Am I scared? Yes.
Do I know what the future will hold? No.
Am I excited? Yes.
Bring it on.