I can't help it. I love to start projects.. I love squeezing out the idea and seeing how it looks. BUT... no, I haven't finished the last couple of projects that I started... So that still means I have an unfinished shawl, unfinished lil squares blanket, unfinished... oh the list is too long to think about!!
More creative people over here.. and maybe they actually finish their projects!!
Hello. Can you help me? I hope so, I need your advice. You see, I feel a little lost. Well, actually, is lost the word? Maybe it's lost or perhaps shocked or dithering even? You see, after nearly 20 years in the work force, I'm now a Stay At Home Mum (with a Crafty blog). And well, it's really hard to adapt to this new life. It's not that I don't love spending time with Bubba, cos I really do, I adore it, it's the best job in the world. But.... But, every time I look in the mirror I see working office girl Rie not Mumma Rie.
Does that make sense? Maybe not. It's hard to explain. I don't have to go back to work. I have no desire to go back to work. I don't miss work. Most new mums that I know have gone back to work - does that mean I should too? Is bubba missing out because he's not in daycare like the other kids? And, I just don't feel the whole process of motherhood as a career has adopted me!
Well, it's not like I had a job interview for this motherhood job, nor did I have any training, nor are there any manuals and no, there is no 3 month trial period. This motherhood job is for life. Which is cool, it's great & wonderful & I look forward to everyday with bubba as I watch him grow & learn. But... how do I step away from working office Rie? I've tried to explain it to a few people but they don't seem to understand. They seem to think that I'm over-reacting or that I should just go back to work a few days a week or that I have Post Natal Depression. I'm not, I don't want too & I don't have PND. No. So I decided, yes, I made a decision. If my main problem was that I don't look like a mum (well to me anyway).... then I should change the way I look. And the easiest way to do this is to chop off my hair! My hair is mid-way down my back & has been for years & years & years... so I'll chop it off short. Eeek..... everybody said - that's over-reacting. Nope, I told them, if it doesn't work the hair will grow back & I'll try something else. So I did, I had it all chopped off. AND....it's been a few days now & I feel great! I think it worked!!! And I love waking up with crazy bed hair, it's hilarious!!!
So here they are... long hair office girl Rie & short hair Stay at Home Mumma (with a Crafty blog). Whatchya think? Did I over-react? Are you a Stay at Home Mum? How did you adjust to motherhood as a full time career? .... and... do I sound nuts?
I'm off to find my sewing machine. I remember packing it up & watching it go into the removalist's truck. I remember the removalists unpacking the truck & bringing it inside. Now... where is the darned thing! ... I think it may be hiding cos sometimes we don't like each other, sometimes we argue, sometimes 'things' are said ........ So in case I don't return, in case all the packing boxes fall on top of me, please let my Mr know that I was last seen heading into the spare room in search of the Janome!