I feel like I’ve not blogged in weeks, so much is changing in my life at the moment. You may have noticed I have not been happy in my job for awhile now. It’s too long hours with not enough pay and it’s stopped me from seeing my children and Ed anywhere near enough.
So, enough was enough and finally last Monday morning I plucked up the courage to hand in my notice at work. It was a little scary, and there were some tears, but overall it was for the best and I am currently working out my remaining two and a half week’s notice before leaving.
The main scary part, I don’t have another job to go to just yet. I’m looking for part time work for now, to get back on track as a mummy as well as a working woman, and to recuperate a bit as well. As someone who suffers from mental health problems, I need to look after myself and I haven’t been able to. I’m taking some time out to relax a bit and to get back on an even keel, and although it is scary not having a career to transfer over to when I leave, I’m also finding it very liberating.
I am looking forward to spending some time with my children, with my family and with Ed and to take some time to find myself a good work life balance to help live a more happy life. My job has taught me amazing things and I will be grateful for the experience, no matter how challenging at times it has been, but it has definitely come the time to move on.
The other exciting news is that Ed and I are finally moving in together (yes, I know it’s odd that we were planning our wedding before this, but whatcha gonna do?)… So to save some money to start with, the kids and I are going to temporarily move into Ed’s flat, which he owns, and I will commute with the children to nursery/school each morning.
We plan to make this rather exciting change at the end of February, so not long to go now and it will be all change yet again for our little family. I can’t wait to start saving some money for our proper family home, whilst spending more time all together as a family in the meantime.
The final update, other than the fact that we are now planning our wedding for next year, if you missed it, read the post here.. Is that I’m going to be blogging a hell of a lot more now I won’t be working 60 hour weeks at work. I cannot wait to improve my writing over the coming months, and to be able to write about what I want, when I want. It’s going to be good to have the time to be able to enjoy my true passion of writing.