Ever since the start of the year I have been debating as to whether I should keep this blog going. To be perfectly honest I know I suck as a blogger and, while I still enjoy writing, when I try to write something worthwhile, lately I have been leaning towards the ranty.
For example, I started out with a “helpful lunch box ideas post” and by the end it turned into a vent about school rules and how pointless many of them are. Which is the opposite of helpful.
In my endeavour to only put forth the positive, because no one likes a moaner, I may have put forth this image that everything is “fine”. In essence everything IS fine. Not great, not wonderful, just fine. We have a roof over our heads and food in our tummies. Work is busy and sometimes a little overwhelming. For the past few days, I’ve been trying to figure out where my joy went.
And so, if the blog is a burden and I rather enjoy building the TazzDiscovers Instagram instead then, so be it. Doing it all sometimes means doing a half-arsed job, rather than excelling in one or two things. When it comes to blogging, I’d rather do it well or not do it at all.
Maybe if I take some time off to find my joy again, I will get back into things a few months down the line. And so, with this update, let me sign off with what is going on in my life so that this can actually be considered a proper post.
We have moved into a lovely flat in Plumstead and for the first time ever, I love the place enough to actually want to have people over. It is filled with light, spacious and in a quiet complex. #Yay!
After a bit of a rough start the kids are back to work on their home school “curriculum” and things are actually going well. Which translates into not too many fights and happy kids who want to learn. #winning
I turn 40 this year and I would love to spend the middle of September on an island, sipping Pina Coladas while the kids splash in the waves. Will I get my wish? #goals
Just because I don’t blog about what I bake any more, doesn’t mean that I have stopped. I still love baking but rent is expensive and the price of butter makes me want to cry. So, what I bake isn’t always ground breaking. Instead. I get my bake on once a week so that we have an after dinner treat for a few days. Maybe what I should do is Instagram post it instead….hmmm, now there’s an idea.
Our focus this year is to get the kids more involved in local home school activities. They already have home school choir once a week however, as we live in Plumstead, the home school community is very welcoming and we hope to join as many outings as possible. Not just for our own sanity and to get the kids out of the house but to open the kids up to as much knowledge as possible.