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!