Something rather big is happening in my life in just a matter of a few weeks time. Something pretty nerve-wracking, daunting, emotional…and yet extremely exciting too. In the first week of September 2017 my beautiful twins Harry & Lottie will be starting school – full-time – heading into reception class for their first primary school year.
Part of me wants to hide under my duvet and not face it, as I am not AT ALL prepared to see them dressed in their over-sized school uniform, clutching a book bag and looking back at me on their first day. Heading off to spend all week without me. ALL the sobs.
The other half of me? Well, she actually can’t wait for the free-time, headspace to be more creative, mid-week gym sessions, coffee mornings with friends and all the shopping! This really does make me want to high-five the nearest person!
But what does that all mean, come September, for me and my blog?
If you’ve known me, since I started this little blog, back in ‘the day’ (3.5 years ago, in fact!) I was ‘trying’ my best to cope with small twins and add a bit of humour into my blog and writing. It was my hobby and brought me nothing except pleasure and an online social life. I wrote about trying to survive the toddler years and I engaged with similar minded people on Twitter and Facebook.
Nowadays it’s become more than that and is also a source of income. This, alongside the several clients I now work for managing their social media. Being present online is now a large part of my life.
I wrote a while back in this blog post about how I am not going to suddenly be setting myself ALL the new goals and piling on more pressure now that I have 5-days a week to dedicate to this blog and my freelance work. Like I said, I want to be able to enjoy the workload, manage it well, deliver the highest quality I can – along with being a devoted Mum from 3.30pm onwards. So whilst I am not going to be adding too much more stress in, I am excited about working on new projects and taking my blog in new directions.
I am currently figuring out in my mind what they are going to be. I am being drawn more and more into fashion these days, however I am still struggling to find my own sense of style, post babies. I’ve tried a few styles and still don’t feel quite ‘there’ with my confidence yet. I am therefore looking forward to discovering that and hopefully injecting it into my work going forward and sharing my experiences.
The twins will also feature a little less. Not because I’ve suddenly become interested in only me (!) it’s just that I’m ready to talk about other things that interest me now. Harry & Lottie will ALWAYS be a large part of everything I do and will still remain as a part of this blog but I’d like to move more into lifestyle going forward. Family will remain on here but I also want to explore things that interest me once more, such as style, interiors, beauty, fitness, food, chat, travel and coffee. All the coffee.
I’m also turning 40 late next year. Eeeek. And I feel as though my mood is thus changing as a result. I now follow different people on social media than I did 3.5 years ago; I read different blogs and I’m interested in other things now, outside parenting.
So there you go. A big of a vague, post perhaps. Non-commital? But I just wanted to share the thoughts in my head right now, as well as my feelings and the start of my new plans for the Autumn and beyond.
Love, Jess x