With the new changes in our life I have a chance to re-assess and structure our time differently. I'm loving the choices we're making and I really want it to work. Part of ensuring it's long term success is to remember me. If I am also fulfilled then we can happily wander through life as a family.
That busy evening time, when dinner is demanded, the children are tired and so am I. If I have planned my day and dinner was dreamed up in the morning then it usually flows.
I've had the urge to write for me, creatively, so in the late afternoon I'll occasionally sit in the orchard away from the noise of the house. I dream and write for a little while and it makes me feel like me. I had forgotten I was separate and I'm loving discovering I am a person raising my children, not just a mum getting through.
I am protecting me while loving them and it feels so good.