Wednesday 23 July 2008

Decisions, Decisions

As my nearest and dearest will tell you I am chronically and terminally indecisive. It's just as well I'm a vegetarian as if I had a whole menu to choose from it would take me weeks, the 1 or 2 veggie options suit me quite well, thank you very much.

In the list of decisions I have got to make in the next few weeks, I'll let you have the easy one

What the feck am I going to do with my life ?

Should I be brave and take a chance, be a bit reckless and try and make some happiness for myself ? Or should I revert to Mummy mode, keep the peace and put their happiness and needs above mine

I don't need to add the again for any mummies reading this.


scrappysue said...

i haven't been reading your blog long enough to comment (on your personal happiness!) but if i'm right, it's your child-free week, so enjoy! maybe take some time to contemplate that you can have personal happiness at the same time as being a mum.

Vegetable Man said...

You have to be yourself and what you need, cannot be another thing

Working Mum said...

Any ideas what you would like to do? Is this a hobby or a change of career? Let's see ...... photographer, florist, make up artist, interior designer, artisan baker, rock star, croupier,jazz singer, .......

Tim Atkinson said...

Get the resignation letter written first (unless you actually *like* teaching, do you?)

lisa q. said...

Sweetie, you've got to do for you. Period. Plus you want the wee ones to learn that taking care of their own needs is important right? What better way than for them to see mummy taking care of hers?

indigo16 said...

I am guessing this is not work but 'the other' 10 years ago I threw caution to the wind, the girls have not stopped blaming me since. BUT they are the first to admit that their life has been richer for it. I feel the stress was almost not worth it, but the time is coming when they will go, and I must confess I am glad I went for it...just

ME said...

I say be brave, take a chance a live a little recklessly.

cheekie said...

A happy fulfilled mummy is a better mummy.

We make so many sacrifice's for our kids. Without a thought for ourselves. Of course, we should, BUT.
Big BUT, it's still your life, and martyring yourself is never a good thing, and is damaging to any and all relationships. No regrets baby, no regrets.
I know you don't mean abandoning anything, or doing something harmful. In fact, I am pretty sure that whatever you want to do, you will do it, and well. And your kids will love you all the more for it.

And they will learn a great lesson that most of us never had.
Don't be afraid!!

auntiegwen said...

My children, lovely though they are, are undoubtedly self centred and I hold my hands up, I have taught them that their wants and needs are more important than mine by always, always putting them first. It's becoming increasingly difficult for me to have a life of my own as they expect me to be there for them 24/7. They only feel I should be allowed out of the house if

I'm going to work.

I'm going to the supermarket.

I'm driving them somewhere.