travel with me from SAHM to working mum….
My good friend, who usually has very sound advice, told me that the pre-Christmas term (we mums work to a school timetable) was not the time to start a new project. At first I agreed with her. Having taken on two parents’ rep roles at different schools, three family birthday parties to plan and Christmas, with all the shopping, cooking and planning it entails, by the time the 25th comes around all I want to do is relax under the tree with a glass of Chablis. And that’s before I even think about packing for the New Year ski trip. It really isn’t the time to be job-hunting or starting my novel.
I’m beginning to doubt the wisdom of this advice though. There’s a definite itch I need to scratch with a finely sharpened quill and I’m worried that if I wait until after Christmas then the impetus will go and, although I’ll have the time, I’ll have lost the inclination. Perhaps sometimes you need to act on your instincts and suffer the consequences rather than wait for the right moment…which may never come.