Thursday, 19 November 2015
Most new mama's I speak to, talk about the sleep depravation being the biggest hurdle they have to overcome but for me the biggest hurdle I've found is letting go. My whole life I've been a planner, I love a good schedule and a deadline - they've always kept me motivated and feeling like I'm getting somewhere. Since my schools days, throughout university and as I've moved into managing adult things like jobs and home renovations a plan has made me feel safe - I like knowing that everything will work out ok if I plan ahead. Spontaneous, I am not.
Since Stanley's arrival I've just had to let everything go - being on time, forget it, answering emails, as and when, housework, if I feel like it (napping is always preferable!). It's taking a while to get my head around it but I am and I feel so free. I get to make the most of everyday, if the sun shines we go for walks taking detours down roads I've never been and if it rains we stay in and get cosy. Most exciting is the fact that my ideas are coming back, this year I've felt my ideas have become a bit stale and dry as a result of over scheduling and not having the time to let my mind wander. I'm letting old ideas and projects that I never got around to making or sharing go and getting ready to embrace the new. In a way its taking me back to the original intention of my blog which is to share quick projects for busy makers.
As Stanley grows I know my time will be pulled in different directions and there will be limits as to what I can do but for once I'm ready to just go with it.
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