As Sunday evening approaches I always have a sadness come over me… not a dread of going into the office, nor a hangover induced anxiety like the (good) old days… but just a realisation that yet another week, and another special weekend of family time – has passed by me. Before I had Vivienne I didn’t have the same concept of time. I would look forward to events and calendar dates but I wouldn’t be saddened by time passing. Now I am just so aware of Vivienne growing, my baby getting bigger, learning and changing every day. I am excited about everything that’s to come. But that doesn’t stop the realisation of what I have already experienced never ‘being’ again. This week I am determined, no matter how many tantrums or tears my little diva throws at me, I determined to make the most of every moment. And with this thought I have compiled my weekly does of inspiration with a ‘here and now’ theme to enjoy life… what ever you might be doing, what ever might be passing by you, and what ever is still to come.
Growing up part of the ‘Just Do It’ generation hasn’t been a bad thing, its driven us to get what we want, to work, to have fun, to love, to party, to go for it. But rarely to just do nothing.
Anyone that follows me on Instagram may have seen I recently posted some daily affirmation cards I have received from the The Yes Mum and today’s card read ‘You don’t have to do it all’. Rather timely as I fell through the door having stayed away with friends this weekend. A three hour drive with a two year demanding this that and everything. Bags needing unpacking, house a mess from rushing off early Saturday morning, washing stacked up, a strange smell lingering from last weeks mouldy blooms, a blog post to write, new curtains to hang (black-out and praying they work for Vivienne and those 5am wake-ups)… I just wanted to leave the ‘adulting’ behind and crash on the sofa.