Time marches on and I’ve been savoring every moment of it recently. Haveing two young children is amazing, exhausting and I love it. I don’t have much time to myself nor do I have much time to work, as it is I’m having to stop writing this every few minutes to look at what my three year old has made, or help my six month old reach a toy, or once again put together a healthy snack because they are hungry again.
The cliches are however true, and this time goes by so fast. The last six months since my youngest son was born has gone by faster than I would like and already he is sitting up and trying to crawl. It’s an amazing time because he is learning so much so fast, and I find it fasinating when he discovers something new.
My three year old is hilarious and makes me laugh all day long, next fall he will be starting kindergarden and I will miss his silly company. I will at that point have a little more time to work during the days, but I will have to decide whether or not to put his little brother into daycare. I’ve been staying home during the week for the past three years, and working part-time evenings and weekends. It had been grueling working late nights and having to wake up early with a hungry toddler, but we made it work.
I would like to change things after this current mat leave. If I can spend my evenings and weekends making and illustrating instead of working elsewhere I feel like we would have a better quality of life. It will be more work in the begining but I’ve made a resolution of sorts, to be the change I want to see in my life.
We will be moving this year, although we haven’t decided where we are going yet. I am determined to bring into fruition my vision of our future. It’s exciting and daunting since we are in the planning and organizing phase. I find myself drawing up brainstorm idea pages for five year plans and life goals and going over them with my husband to see which ones jive with him.
So I guess time will tell where this goes and where we will end up. All I can do is live my life the best way I know how.