Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Solo Trip

As the title suggests, I am off on a solo trip to Melbourne this weekend. It is only for two nights but other than the couple of sleepovers the kids have had with family this will be the first time I have really been away away (yes two aways because I am in a whole other state from them) from the kids. 

I will miss them I am sure but I so need this, I am looking forward to it. I also haven't ever been away by myself before, I have always travelled with my husband and then with the kids when they came along. I won't quite know what to do with myself, peace and quiet. 

I am staying with family while I am there (and my adorable 2yo nephew) so it won't be completely child free, although it is a bit more relaxing when it isn't your child and therefore responsibility. Plus my nephew is way more chilled and placid than my two crazy monkeys that never stop. 

I am going to the all day craft event run by Unleash Creative, such an awesome day and the mentors are great. I have mentioned before that I got in to snail mail/penpalling because of Rin from Papered Thoughts and she will be one of the creative mentors...I am so looking forward to her workshop #fangirl.

It is short and sweet but I am packing a fair bit in, lots to see and do and people to catch up with. I will be taking lots of photos so will come back and share some when I get home. 

Only 2 more sleeps until I go, excited much. ha

Take care.
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Thursday, 10 July 2014

To blog or not to blog...

That is the question.

Forgive me readers for I have sinned, I confess it has been 5 weeks since my last blog post.

As you may have ascertained from the post title, it is due to me losing my mojo for blogging. A bit of uncertainty about whether I want to continue on or not. I have mixed feelings, there have been moments where I have really enjoyed it and it had been a great way to get it out and it will be awesome to be able to come back later on and read about these early years and remember things that I will likely forget.

On the other hand, I feel like no one cares...I'm not really sharing anything that would be of that much interest to others. I have no sage advice or content that is helpful or educational to anyone, just my ramblings...and who really gives a damn about some random mum on the internet sharing every day stuff on a random basis.

I guess what I crave is some sort of interaction with others, some feedback...something that makes me feel like maybe people do care and want to hear about my boring day (ha).

There are times when I have thought about trying harder to grow my blog and make something of it but then I feel as though it is all too hard and I don't know where to start so where would I even begin???

What should I do, if people actually bother to reply I will take it as a sign to keep on trucking.

I mean, who doesn't want to hear stories about my 'threenager' and my little firecracker daughter, my struggle with trying to find a decent part time job that works around having young kids...riveting stuff I tell you.

Speaking of the job front, I got a reply from an agency the other day about a role I'd enquired about that was basically a sorry we can't help you because you don't have any 'recent' experience. F*ck me, does all my previous experience become null and void because I took time off to have a family? It really grinds my gears to think that getting my foot back in the door becomes that much harder now because people are only interested in hiring someone with recent experience. That is so penalising to stay at home mums that chose to take time off to raise their families. It doesn't negate the fact that I am f*cking awesome and would be an asset to any company if they were willing to give me the chance. I have always been a hard worker and done well at my job, I promise I still have a functioning brain and it hasn't turned to mush just because I have been at home. Ahhhh, sorry for the rant...I needed to get that out. I just can't fathom the logic of it, at least see me in person to gauge whether I would be the right person before tossing me aside with a glance at my resume that stops a few years ago, I am not unemployable, I am just a mum.

Anyway, I hope everyone is well...take care.
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