Ugh, Friday… Amiright? Haha. Usually my weeks are kind of a blur when it comes to what day it is but since I have started working again I have had a bit more of a schedule.
I know what day it is and today I am saying TGIF because I need this weekend break hahaha.
But wait, I am a mum… what weekend break? No such thing as a sick day when you are a mum! I honestly take my hat off to all stay at home parents, mums and dads out there you are amazing. I never truly understood what it meant to be a parent, and how could you until it has happened. It’s incredibly challenging, but man I just love being a mum! My little girl is the light of my life, I can’t wait to see what kind of person she grows up to be. But, in a long time. Slow down and stop growing for now please.
Something I don’t express much is how stressful my life can be at times. It isn’t all perfect all the time, as what it may appear in social media and photos. I guess that’s the point maybe? But I don’t want to be super perfect, I want to be real. I want you to all see me as a real person, to know that we are all the same and we all go through things. Life is not perfect, but that’s what gives it character.
I just wanted to share how I was feeling today! Which is a little down actually. Mostly because of how I am struggling to juggle returning to work as a mum. Any mum returning to work after having a child is amazing. What makes it hard for me is that my daughter has had feeding issues since she was born, so the stress and challenges are really difficult some days. It’s more difficult when people around you don’t see and understand what your life is really like. Your friends, family, employer, colleagues… No one truly knows what is going on in your life, and most of the time they probably don’t even ask. Our friends, family, employer and colleagues know my daughter has feeding issues but they don’t truly understand the extent of it, what it truly takes to care for her and what toll it takes on me and my partner.
Unfortunately what comes from the lack of knowledge is chatter, gossip, chinese whispers. The image that is then portrayed can be so far from reality but there is nothing to be done about it. It’s a shame how often this happens.
So as I sit here at 3pm on this Friday afternoon while my baby girl sleeps I express to the women who (hopefully) understand. To the women who are in the same boat, or who are there for other women. I feel you. You are amazing, and I am here for you.
Empowered women empower women.
This statement has always stuck with me because it is so true. Feel free to tell me about your difficult times, if you are ever in need of a fellow female chatterbox. My door is always open! Or perhaps my inbox is always open? Haha.
Love Sarah xxx