Anyone else feel like they’re perpetually rushing around?
I’m about to dash off to the school-run so don’t even have time to write this post but I just wanted to share how frazzled I feel so if you feel that way too, you know you’re not alone. It’s not easy being a working parent, making deadlines and school pick-ups, work events and assemblies.
It can be exhausting at times. Cooking, homework, vlogs, posts….
I love being a mumboss, it’s liberating and empowering but I want to be honest about how tiring it can be too.
It’s why I started this blog. To share the ups and the downs, honestly.
We are all just trying our best, navigating parenthood whilst being self-employed and bringing home the bacon.
I used to work in the Film and TV industry which was stimulating fun but 15 hour days wasn’t conducive to raising a baby. I loved what I did. No day was the same, I had a TV series I co-wrote in development with BBC Comedy and before that, I directed short films, drama, documentaries and music videos. It feels like another lifetime now.
I was lucky to start a blog when I did in 2010. It became an emotional and later, financial lifeline for me when a return to directing meant being away from my kid, and later kids which was not viable emotionally or otherwise.
That doesn’t mean my life isn’t overwhelming at times though, because I love it. It doesn’t mean the juggle and hustle doesn’t get me down.
I feel tired and overstretched today, and in need of a hug. I felt anxious the other day but calmed myself down with deep breathing and distraction.
Yes. it’s worth it, of course it is…but it’s good to be honest. To speak up.
Now for the school-run.
See you on the other side.
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