This week I’m frustrated with myself as work has become all-encompassing, pushing out any spare time (which is already limited as a parent) I have for anything else including blogging.
Ever since the conception of my blog I’ve never been so neglectful of it, and it’s not because I’ve fallen out of love with blogging. On the contrary, it’s for no other reason than I need at least a few hours sleep each night and my eyes are so very tired.
I haven’t posted a new blog post since Sunday which is terrible as I have so much to say! I have a few reviews to post, photography to edit and lots of ideas but finding the time has been impossibly frustrating this week.
Why? Work is taking up all the hours in my day and evenings, too, which is not a positive way for it to be. I’m working with a fab group of people to create what will be an amazing, city-wide food festival in Bristol in 8 weeks time, but we’re working to impossibly tight deadlines.
Working at home, or remotely, also means that work hours segway not so nicely into evening hours too. It’s frustrating that sometimes there is no turning off when emails are pinging at 8pm, but that’s part of the downside of working from home – but there are also many more upsides, too, and I’m not complaining, honest. At the moment I don’t have a balance and I’m constantly working late, and that’s frustrating.
I never thought I’d say this, but P.L.E.A.S.E. let it snow in Oxfordshire! But only at the weekend… My children are frustrated as they haven’t had any snow this year. Not a single snowflake has fallen on our little town in Oxfordshire. Just a few days ago the Grandparents just 80 miles away Skyped across photos of their snow which frustrated the Little Shires even more.
It’s been a frustrating week because my time has not been my own, which has made my grumpy at times, but I have beautiful yellow Spring flowers in my house and a fantastic group of friends who have helped me out. By this time next week I hope to have a strategic plan to reclaim my time for next week.
I hope you’ve had a lovely week and enjoyed World Book Day
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I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.