It is quite easy on a blog, be it intentional or unintentional, to paint a picture that all is “smooth sailing”.
But I think it is important to also keep it real.
If there is one word that describes how I am feeling at the moment – it would be “stretched”.
Stretched a little thin as I try to find the right balance between being a Mum, a wife, a daughter, a sister and a friend. All while working part time, blogging, and trying to ‘keep house’.
And trying to keep sane.
I am grateful that I am someone that thrives on being busy, but I am by no means a superwoman. I can slowly feel the fatigue of 3 months of broken sleep kicking in at full force. The mornings seem to come around too quickly, and I certainly don’t leap’ of bed as I once did. Rather it has become more of a ‘one eye open roll off the bed’ manoeuvre each morning when the sun rises.
The lingering fatigue has impacted on my energy to exercise. In my mind, a run or a ride would be wonderful and I go to bed almost every night with grand exercise plans for the next day. But then the morning rolls around, and I begin to juggle things I need to do for Charlotte and for work, and any spare moment I come across is more likely to be spent with a cup of tea and a re-run of The Block.
Then the little Miss turned 3 months old and, almost to the day, the post partum hair loss also started. I knew the day was coming, but it was and is rather horrifying to see my shiny, full pregnancy hair turn dry and start to fall out. And this makes me sad. Then I feel sad that this makes me sad.
But even though I feel stretched, and tired, I only need to take one look at this little face and it all is worthwhile.
We just need to take it one day at a time. And keep it real.
What about you? How do you keep it real?