In this moment

Life has been crazy busy of late; apologies for my sporadic posting and lack of communication. To be honest, the last month has been a whirlwind of ups and downs. My business has taken off in a way I'd never dreamed it would so quickly and while it was wonderful and I'm ever so grateful it did, I was barely ready to cope with the demands of a full time job while juggling motherhood.

I basically ran on adrenalin for weeks, spending every spare minute I had on work, and neglecting my health and then...I crashed. A couple of panic attacks later, I was forced to review everything, politely declined some work and took time off to just breathe (and write a blog post, haha). It's a constant juggling act and I'm still learning how but at this moment, things are hey OK...
reading... Five Star Billionaire by Tash Aw. Stu highly recommended this book and so far it has been fairly addictive. It's about five very different characters manovering the glitzy and seemingly complicated world of Shanghai and I'm left wondering how they are all connected to each other...

watching... Shark Tank. I find it both entertaining and educational. As a new business owner there is just so much to learn from the Sharks and the aspiring entrepreneurs.

buying... new gumboots to better cope with the epic amount rain we have had in the last week.

feeling... settled, at peace and very thankful for all I have.

planning... Alexander's 3rd birthday party. It's not till September but that boy is so impatient to grow old! He has been talking about having a party for weeks now so we started preps early. So far we've decided on a theme and venue, ordered some party invites, and Alexander has worked out a list of people he wants to invite (somehow 'Mummy' came 4th on the list and only as an afterthought).

wearing... my extremely soft and warm cashmere jumper with my favourite pair of jeans and a pair of stripey socks.

listening to... Alexander's non-stop monologue. He is talking in full sentences now and saying the most hilarious things (I'm saving them for a "Conversations" post).

looking forward to... a remedial massage that I've booked in for tomorrow. Relief for my crook shoulder and back!

cooking... a thai red curry with chicken for dinner tonight.

loving... how the beautiful red, orange and yellow trees that line the roads are glistening in the winter sun  as I drive around my neighbourhood.

What are you up to in this moment?

12 Responses to In this moment

rooth said...

I really really enjoyed that book as well - glad you're liking it!

Rose World said...

Massage! I would need one right now.

Oh. A birthday party for your boy. Am excited for him. Thinking of it, my youngest is turning 3 too this Sept. No plsn of birthday party for him.Maybe a simple celebration at home.

You take care of yourself.

Michelle {Jarrah Jungle} said...

So good to hear your business is going well but you must remember to take care of yourself :)

Pamela RG said...

I will check out that book as I enjoyed reading Crazy Rich Asians. I can't believe Alexander will turn 3 now. He must be so fun and entertaining now.

burntfeather said...

Super congrats on your business success and it's awesome you were able to see your own need for self care! Easy to forget that! Enjoy your massage :)

Lady of the Manor said...

I'm so glad to hear your business is a success but yes, do try to find time for yourself. (Easier said than done!). Friends of ours have moved to Brisbane and it's been raining a lot there, too. Enjoy all of your busy-ness and remember to breathe! Take care, friend!

kidgranny said...

So happy to hear that your business is taking off! I'm glad you were able to find some balance between motherhood and work, and that you are taking care of yourself too :) That's always hard to do, but it's so important to stay grounded.

Sharon D said...

I'm sure the massage did wonders. Congratulations on the success of your business, Trishie and yes, do take a breather. It's easy to get caught up with wanting to do everything. God bless you on your journey xx

akiko hiramatsu said...

I also love massage when I was confused!
Your flower photo makes me happy :))
Thank you, Trishie!

akiko

Jane said...

so great to hear that your business is doing well and kudos to you for taking a step back and taking care of you! have a wonderful weekend~

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Good to hear that everything is going to be OK.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Five Star Billionaire sounds intriguing! Hope you're finding time to rest :)