Taking it as it comes

Taking it as it comes

Last time I talked about learning not to panic and taking the time to enjoy the quiet time.  Umm! Definitely easier said than done.  The other week I thought it was all downhill to Christmas.   Seven weeks before and no work, okay I won’t worry I’ll enjoy the time and try to get organised for the festive season.

Monday I quite enjoyed, time to actually do something fun like go to the library, read during the day,  shopping, even better window shopping, costs nothing and doesn’t cause any guilt! My penchant for handbags is well known in close circles and I am notorious at finding a bargain in colours that fail to match anything else I own.   Tuesday was taken up by browsing online, looking at presents, dreaming & ordering small bits for my daughter, but realistically that soon floundered, there is only so much browsing online to be done & more and more time seemed to be spent looking at jobs on various websites.  Wednesday & Thursday just drifted by in a haze, of more internet browsing and job searching.  Panic was definitely setting in, with the usual thoughts of what if I don’t get any more work this year, it is too early to stop and I need to earn some more money to see me through that quiet period from mid-December to mid-January, pay the bills and feed us.  Yet again the worry proved unnecessary and what a difference a day makes the phone starts ringing two of my clients want some work, the clock is ticking, the pennies are rolling and life is on the up again.

Now I am in the position of hopefully taking on another client starting next week and I hope this will give me ongoing regular weekly hours, to fit alongside my other clients.  The presents lay unwrapped and hidden, the Christmas cards aren’t written & this week there are loads of events at school, my daughter’s smile at Christingle this morning when she saw me, more than made up for all the worries of the last few weeks.  Although, she will probably tell me I am the most embarrassing Mum for trying to take a photo of her holding her Christingle and the camera not working, due to the low light levels, I’ve had the camera for seven years and still don’t know how to use it properly! The joys of being a parent!