So this happened…

We’re back! It’s been over twelve months since my last post. An entire year. A year of craziness, exhaustion, returning to work, new beginnings, new endings, utter mayhem and a whole lotta milestones met. For Bebe, not me. Well, perhaps me.

In May of last year after only a few months into my blogging game I decided to take time out, not only from blogging, but also from anything work, writery, or deadline related. I had to conserve my energy as it was very much needed to focus on my latest project – Bebe!

With O. approaching the six month mark I found that, being a first time mama (though I suspect this is true of many second, third, fourth time mamas also) I wanted to focus solely on my little chunk of gorgeousness and really find my feet in this chaotic world of mamahood.

And boy is it chaotic.

We’re now over 18 months into parenthood and whilst it certainly has its moments, (you know the ones, where as you attempt to wipe your child’s vomit from himself, yourself and the bedclothes for the fourth time that evening, your mind drifts back to a time when you could be totally selfish and drink yourself into a stupor a two o’clock in the afternoon if you so wished. Ah, how good we had it once) it has undoubtedly been the most amazing year of my life thus far.

Anyway, so I returned to work after a lovely bebe-filled year off. I lasted five months (better than five minutes!), quit, and now I no longer have to contend with commuter traffic into London every day. Smug me. So as I sit here in the sunshine of the summer that Britain has finally decided to bestow upon us, I’m left contemplating next steps. My next steps. My family’s next steps. My son’s next steps (literally, he’s just started running and it terrifies me). Right now I’ve no idea where those next steps will take me, but one thing I know for certain is that I’m sure gonna enjoy their journey!


  1. Ohlucy 14th June 2016 / 9:30 am

    Welcome back!!

    Well done for quitting! Which sounds odd, but even though it’s what you wanted it’s very brave! Here’s to the next chapter, eh?

    Lucy xx


    • chasingAnais 15th June 2016 / 3:01 pm

      Thanks, Lucy! It’s a scary, but exciting time in our household! What will the next chapter look like I wonder! xx

  2. Sarah@teammomlife 15th June 2016 / 8:49 pm

    I’m looking forward to reading your posts! Congrats on being a first time mom. It sure is a wild aND wonderful ride. #TribalLove

    • chasingAnais 18th June 2016 / 8:10 pm

      Thanks, Sarah! It’s good to be back 😀 #Triballove

  3. Bridie By The Sea 18th June 2016 / 8:38 am

    Welcome back! Well done you for taking some time out and for saying no to commuting…my other half is doing that at the mo and it is so tough, I can’t imagine how I would do it. Looking forward to reading more of your posts xx #triballove

    • chasingAnais 18th June 2016 / 8:08 pm

      Thanks, lovely! So long commuter hell! Don’t envy your hubby, or mine, for still having do that! #tribelove

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *