Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Being fabulous is not good for blogging

Fabulous Poppy. 




My blog posts are getting fewer and fewer. There is no denying it. Not because I am not happy here, quite the opposite. I love this blog.

Writing has never been my strength in the marketing world, but the answer to improve your writing is to just keep writing, try to write every single day. Just like reading or maths or cartwheels. If you do them every single day, you just get better and better.  Writing is something that I know I need to keep working on, and I am really happy to use this space to do that.

At the same time, I want to be fabulous as a mum and a wife and a friend and an employee and attempting fabulous can cut into my time quite a lot.

Being a fabulous Mum means different things for different families, it doesn’t mean being the only person available at every second of the day for your children, that would be crazy, but it does mean realising when you need to sacrifice time on something you want to do because your kids need you that bit extra for now. Some weeks it seems that I need to do this more than others. A blog post can wait, but childhood waits for no Mumma.

There are many benefits in building real life friendships in the community around you, but this takes lots of in real life effort too. It’s not hard, in fact once you start to get a group of people around you who make you laugh, share their stories, entertain you and are good fun, you just want to go be your own type of fabulous with them more and more. It could provide great blog fodder, but instead you are off having lunch again with no time to write the blog post.

I am on school council and committees and have duties as a taxi driver for the girls’ activities. I am also working more and more. I am lucky to have family who visit from near and very very far and when we are all together we eat lots and talk lots and have good times. Even the kids now take off with the ipads and make iMovies of their days together. Fabulous stuff.  Fabulous little clips that I love.

When you have a job you enjoy and an employer who is flexible enough to embrace your crazy working mind and the ideas that just flow from it, you can sometimes get really busy and have to change the whole week around. Being busy is fabulous. Doing stuff is fabulous. Writing about work things is not allowed, but I do write a blog at work, so somedays I get home and I might have written up three blog posts already. 


My back has recently gone bezerko and had me gulping great quantities of medication just to be able to stand up. This is not so fabulous. This is actually very much another f word altogether. But it has given me a few days to sit and stare at my blog and think about what is going on with it. It’s changing, but it’s not going anywhere, well, not anywhere that isn’t fabulous that’s for sure.


May your week be good and remember to always protect your back.

10 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about your back. I feel your pain, literally, suffering with a back issue myself. Clinical Pilates has worked wonders for me. As for your blog, I'm glad you are here every now and then and I'm glad you are loving living a fabulous life. That's what it is all about. I must admit I've been a poor commenter lately, but do love it when you drop by here. Just so you know. xx

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    1. Thanks Jodi, I know commenting can be hard work, and apparently blogger makes it even harder, so I fully appreciate you taking the time to write such lovely words.

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  2. I'm finding it hard to fit everything in at the moment too, so am saying no to anything that can wait or that isn't either necessary or fun.

    And good advice about backs! ;)

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  3. Oh you poor thing with your back. i truly hope you get some relief soon hun. Whenever you choose to blog is the perfect time as far as I am concerned and I for one love seeing you pop up in my feed... just so you know ;) xx

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    1. Thanks Sonia, and thanks for popping in to say hello. Once upon a time I would write a few times a week, that's changed to monthly I think.

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  4. It's so hard, isn't it? Finding time to do all the things! You can do anything, but you can't do everything! At least you know that when you do blog, it will always be fabulous! So sorry about your back, hope it feels a lot better very soon!

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  5. Not great news about your back but I have to agree about blogging. There are so many other things I should be doing but as a writer I yearn to blog, even though I should be doing more of my actual paid writing. The tide is changing though because I have lots of things on the horizon so something will have to give and that should be blogging x

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    1. But it's amazing how you can always find a teeny bit of time for the things you love.

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  6. You took the words right out of my brain! It actually gets harder as your children get older. And I have recently been aware that I am spending too much time on my website & blog for such little return (apart from self-satisfaction). Then I lie in bed not sleeping thinking about all the things I could be writing about - then forget to send the school notices back in the morning because I am tired & forgetful. PS. Look after your back. My back went on me about 8 years ago & it took months to recover. But at least now I know the warning signs and take pre-emotive action.

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