The school summer holiday has almost ended, and I am feeling a sense of peace and anticipation ahead as we move forward into September. My eldest daughter enters her final year of preschool before I send her out into the world of formal education, and I am already feeling a little anxious about this. She is too young to go to school yet! Oh well, I will savour our final year together while we are still able to do weekday activities… and of course, my youngest daughter is still only a baby, just about.
I feel that the past three years have been a time of change, learning and development for me. During this time I have nurtured and birthed two children, and my career has finally taken some direction after years of searching. There have been months recently where I felt unsure, frustrated and confused about why my efforts were not giving out the results I expected. Prior to this I took some time to nurture my spiritual needs, and this has helped enormously during the trials and challenges of young parenthood.
Now it feels like things are finally taking shape. I have come to accept that my career will develop more slowly than I would like, but I choose this because I prefer to focus my time on my children while they are young. There is plenty of time for me to work when they are at school, and then I can throw myself into my plans and developments. For now I end the summer holiday feeling blessed, loved, and very thankful that I am able to live such a quiet, peaceful and fulfilled life.