Welcome back to another week of the Ordinary Moments. If you haven’t joined in before this is a weekly linky that launches every Sunday morning and is open until midnight on the following Saturday. It’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in your life – or the not so ordinary some weeks too. Basically – anything goes. I’ll be sharing and commenting on the posts that are linked up during the week and there’s a badge at the bottom of the post if you’d like to add it to yours too.
I always write as openly I can and it’s no secret that I love my job and the work life balance that it gives me. I feel like I have the best of many worlds – being able to do something I really enjoy, being able to work around the children and being able to work from home without any childcare costs. But, I’ve also made no secret of how working through the holidays is a constant juggling act and it’s safe to say that this summer I am winging it, trying to do everything whilst keeping all the plates spinning. And four weeks through the summer I feel like it’s working – even if it’s not a technique I’d like to continue after September!
Through term time I have a really great working life. I have six hours a day to work – write, take photos, do admin, sort emails and also go to the gym, run errands and keep on top of everything. It changes massively in the holidays.
This summer I am managing being self employed and working from home as best I can. I work when I can – when the children are in bed, in the afternoon after a day out or as a passenger in the car on a long journey. But there is only so much you can squeeze into those few hours and I know that when September comes I’ll have a huge pile of admin to work my way through.
The children are having an amazing summer. We have had an incredible holiday and so many days out. We’ve seen so many friends and even had a bit of down time too. It has been lovely for them. So having six weeks where I have to wing it where work is concerned is a small price to pay for a fantastic summer and I know normal service will resume when they’re back at school – in just a couple weeks. Where has the summer gone?
If you have an ordinary moment this week, come and link up – I’m looking forward to reading the moments that you share and will comment and share them on Twitter through the course of the week. Thanks so much for taking part.