My Ordinary Moments post for this week was going to be a completely different post but, right now, sitting in a family hotel room with the children sleeping in their beds and me blogging in the dark so as not to disturb them, I felt like writing a different post.
The last few months have been so busy. In fact, life has been so busy since I gave up my day job. I think, since then, I have crammed as much as possible into the time I have with the children. We have made the most of every experience, every day out, every review and we have moved plans around as much as we can to accommodate as much as possible. We have had such a busy life for at least six months now – and I think this is the way life is for us now.
Last month we went to Butlins, we had a weekend at Center Parcs and we’re currently on a weekend away in Hampshire. The next two weekends have no plans but I know they will be filled with jobs at home, Ikea trips and all those things that we haven’t had a chance to do. They will be busy weekends full of home and life rather than days out and adventures – but busy all the same.
I am constantly planning our next adventures, writing about the last ones and editing photos of everything we get up to. It’s a constant cycle of days out and then work, weekends away and then work, review trips and then work. But, I love my job. I love being able to whisk the children off on an adventure, see their happy faces and make memories with them – and writing about it afterwards is part of that. I write about our adventures and it cements them for us, gives us something to look back on and records them for the future.
This job is like nothing else. It’s a job that has opened our world and has given us so much and it’s a job that I really couldn’t love any more than I do. But, I don’t think I’ll ever take it for granted, I appreciate every single experience and trip so much – and I know the children love it too.
I may be constantly busy, I may feel so tired sometimes but I know these are all experiences the children will look back on when they grow – the family hotel rooms, hotel breakfasts, car journeys and surprise days out. I don’t think I will ever be too busy to make more memories.
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