As you may have gathered, time has become very precious for this now full-time working mummy, and my blog 'the home she made' has become more like 'the blog she ignored'. It's not that I've not wanted to be blogging, but it has been a time thing and also, being at a bit of loss as to what to share. Largely in part I suppose due to the fact that a good 50% of our belongings, are tucked away safely in boxes and we are permanently housesitting until we decide where we are going to buy/build sometime in the next few years. And to be perfectly honest, I'm not all that interested in making the space we live in terribly homely. as we know it's just a stopover. Organised yes, but with pretty decor? Not so much. It also is my parents house with many of their things still displayed around the home, which is completely fine, we never expected them to pack it all away for us to live here on a temporary basis. And I'm now back teaching full-time, so my priorities have definitely changed.
I'm so happy to report that everyone is doing well in our current arrangement. The boys have adjusted to their new school and life in a new town, beautifully. They're both going well at school, they miss their friends from their old school of course but they're both happy and well, which is all we could ask for.
It's definitely taken some adjustment for us all to get used having me working full-time and hubby working part-time in and around the boys school but again I'm so happy to share that it's all going well. I'm so blessed to be working in such a lovely school. I'm so lucky to be teacher to a really great bunch of Year 6's, and to be working alongside a really great staff, that are supportive and helpful. For me, the staff at a workplace is the definitely a deal breaker or deal maker - in my teaching career I've had experiences with both, and within days of working at my school, I just knew it was the latter. Can't tell you how great it feels to wake up each day and to actually enjoy going off to work, especially as it's been a HUGE decision and life changer for us, for me to be the one working fulltime and no longer being as involved in our boys schooling as in the past. That is now something that hubby gets to enjoy, which is really great for him, as it's never been something he's had the opportunity to do before.
It's been a long time coming but for the first time in years, I literally mean YEARS, I can honestly say I am happy - and as I always say Happy Mum = Happy Family. There's something incredible about putting yourself into a situation where you just know it's the right thing for you and your family. Putting your family and their happiness, first. I definitely don't live my life with regrets, as the experiences of the past whether positive or negative have brought you to where you are now, and for me that is definitely a good thing. There are so many beautiful people in my life that wouldn't have crossed my path had we not lived in certain places or done certain things, and for that reason alone, I don't regret the past. We do miss living in our old town and miss the many lovely friends we made, but true friends are true friends no matter where you live, and with technology and social media, you never feel like they are too far away!
So it's onwards and upwards for this little family of four, excited about where the future takes us, but so happy to be in this place for here and now.
Nothing trumps happy.