30 Sep September Musings. Learning to be a Single Mum.
Estimated Reading time 2 and a half minutes (plus a minute of cute video)
This has been another difficult month, and again, I have learnt some hard lessons. Number one being I cannot be a single mum and a super mum, and that is fine. This month I kicked off my new business which you can read about here. We also moved out of our depressing and damp unit and into a gorgeous bright and freshly renovated one. I hired 2 men and a truck for a few hours and did the rest myself. I think I overestimated my capabilities that weekend. I was beyond exhausted and then got ill. 5 days of bad gastro and the flu. I won’t gross you out with the details but it did force me to rest and think about what I can and cant do. I am a single mum so sometimes things are going to be less than perfect. I am also going to have to ask for help when I need it instead of hoping it will just arrive. I will also accept it when it is offered and I will offer help when I can. I think, as mums we like to be the martyr, and that is not good for anyone.
Reading: Didn’t get to read much this month with the moving and the flu Ariel absolutely loves Hairy Macleary from Donaldson’s Dairy and we have to read it every single night. She has started to ‘read along” with me at the exciting parts which is fun and makes me laugh.
Eating: Self feeding has started…… yuk!
Hating: Getting run down. I am going to look after myself better and take more time out to rest on a regular basis. I can do most things I want to do, I just need to learn it is a journey and not a destination.
Loving: My new place. What a difference it has made. I have made friends with all the neighbours and now have a support network in place in case I get sick again. It will be great to have someone to watch over Ariel so she doesn’t have to sit in the high chair for hours again watching tv while I vomit every hour….
Ariel’s dancing. It never fails to warm my heart!