CHERISH EVERY MOMENT
A few weeks ago I was struggling to juggle work life, mum life and wife life. I honestly hadn't been very good at anything. A little bit tired. A little bit cranky. A little bit over it. Sigh.
I felt overwhelmed. I felt like a failure. I had been wishing the days away. Wishing everything was a little easier. That I had more patience. More hours in the day. More me time. And I realised that I haven’t really been living. That I haven't really been loving life. That I have just been scraping by. Making do. And not making the most of everything.
So when Marks & Spencer Australia invited me to get onboard their newest initiative encouraging people to cherish every moment and life life to the fullest. I thought. Heck yes. I need this reminder. I need to remember to cherish, live and love every moment. Enjoy all the things.
Sure. I talk about living and loving life. But sometimes, I get so swept up in the dream to succeed, to clean the house, to do the chores, to better myself, that I forget. I forget to slow down. Stop. Live and love the small things. Like weekends with my family. Time with my girls. Not working. Not thinking about work. Just sitting. Enjoying the quiet. Enjoying them.
Working for myself, there really is no nine to five. There is no off switch. Add in being a mum to two small children. And sometimes. I forget to live a little. Actually. I forget to live a lot.
So. I made a new rule. Weekends are now all about making the most of every moment. Cherishing my family. My Husband. My girls. And myself. Which means no work while the babes are awake. And at least one date night with my husband. At home of course. Not out. Ain't no body got time for that. No phone. No computer. No laptop. And no sneaky trips to the ‘toilet’ in the middle of the night which is actually code for sneaking to the office to check on emails. No siree. There will be markets. There will be adventures. And there will always be pancakes.
But you know what. I really think I need to live more all the time. Not just weekends. As a Mama at home with babes everyday. I need to find a happy medium during the week. I need to dial it back. Not shoo them away trying to work. I need to slow it down. And learn to enjoy the mum life rollercoaster. Enjoy the ups. Roll with the lows. Live it. And love it.
I plan to introduce to help me live my life a little better.
Something for me.
Something for them.
Something for sanity.
Something for fun.
Happy. Carefree. Fun.
Full of laughs. Full of love.
And all sort of awesome.
Thanks Marks & Spencer.
Thanks for the reminder.