I only realized that I started the blog over a year ago!!! Wow!!!

As I mentioned on my post yesterday, I used to work full time in a multinational company, a ridiculous amount of hours most of the time. When I stopped working, I found myself at a bit of lose end. Too much time on my hands. I wasn’t well enough to go back to work, the boys were in school in the morning and I will never be the kind of person who could spend the day cleaning my house so after few mornings watching day-time TV, I decided I had to do something.

I got re-acquainted with my creative self.  I started making things, personalizing my house, trying out new recipes… I was having a great time!
Pompom braid @ OrganisingChaosBlogI always liked reading blogs. I enjoyed not, only the articles, the ideas, the projects, but also connecting, sharing experiences and getting to know people that can be living on the other side of the planet. At the time I wasn’t doing great with real people in the flesh. I was still feeling very anxious even going out with friends and the idea of going anywhere with more than 5 people would send me into panic-attack mode,  so the idea of starting a blog and starting an on-line community sounded just perfect!

I wanted to treat blog like a job. I guess that I needed that sense of purpose, of doing something for myself but with some structure, like a job, working Monday to Friday. The thing is, when you’re a stay-at-home-mum, your mornings are not just for yourself. There is always something to do, somewhere to go. You are trying to pack all the bits and pieces that need to be done in the morning so you don’t have to drag the kids around in the afternoon. I don’t know how we operated when both Mr B and I were working full time, how we managed to get anything done!Updating a fruit box with washi tape @ OrganisingChaosBlogLately I have found myself struggling to meet my self-imposed deadlines for the blog. Although a bit of pressure is always good (it can be the kick in the ass that I need!), I have so many things coming up in the next few weeks that require so much preparation that I am starting to panic a little bit, just a little bit! So, some restructuring had to be done, at least in my head.

Until now, I have been posting as much a possible, including weekends. My plan is to post on the blog Monday to Friday, taking the weekends off to have some quality family time. I will still be posting 5 days a week but only during a work-week in order to achieve that work-life balance that everyone is always trying to maintain.

So I am back working Mondays to Fridays. It suits me better, it suits my family better. Some work, some family and even some time to play… perfect!

Chaotic Itzi
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2 thoughts on “LIFE-WORK BALANCE

  1. Well done on blogging for a year! I think that making sure you’re spending enough time away from the blog is good. I totally get that, at first I thought I’d be posting projects like twice a week, when realistically balancing blogging and a full time job is more like fortnightly posting! However frequently, it’s good to set deadlines and routines that are achievable without costing too much stress! 🙂

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