Today I am feeling a little bit nostalgic, and it is all because of my favourite radio news channel, BBC 5 Live. The reason for this is that the radio station announced a big reshuffle of programmes and presenters during the summer break, and now we say farewell to some radio broadcasters with which I feel I have become quite familiar. Today we said goodbye to Victoria Derbyshire, and the finale to her programme actually brought a tear to my eye, especially when I heard her voice quivering as she signed off.
It is strange how we become so attached to these people. I mean, I have never met Victoria Derbyshire, and I have never spoken to her directly (apart from the odd tweet here and there), but I feel a connection because I have listened to her radio show for the past 3 years. She seems like a decent female role model, who manages to combine family life with a successful career in much the way that I envisage my own life panning out.
And there is the revelation. I have been feeling quite bored lately. I haven’t yet gone away on holiday this year because the two holidays I had planned were cancelled for various reasons. It has been a good few months since we had a family daytrip, as my husband has been busy at work. However, I haven’t simply been sitting at home twiddling my thumbs. I mean, that is impossible when I have sole responsibility for two children under the age of four. No, we have been out doing things, and they have all been very enjoyable.
Sometimes I think I let my mind wander too much, and I take things far too seriously. OK, so my writing career is not developing as quickly as I would like. So what? My priority right now is my children, and it has taken me until now to realise that actually, it’s ok to not switch on the computer for a day, and it’s ok that I don’t have a regular personal income. For now I must rely on my husband’s financial support as he relies on my practical support. When my children grow older I will have plenty of time to write, promote and get myself ‘out there’ in the big, wide world. For now I am content to nurture, educate, and play with my young family.
Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!