Saturday, 30 May 2009
Being a WAHM
I am sorry that I haven't managed to update my blog for a while. It has been incredibly hectic lately PLUS the weather has been very good, so have been out playing instead of working - beauty (and downfall) of being a WAHM.
Bubble London is fast approaching and there are still a million things to get finalized and done. It will get done but just have to make sure it gets done perfectly ! I am such a perfectionist that nothing gets decided unless I have gone through all options and made sure it is the perfect solution.... can be quite frustrating and tiring for people I work with but at least, I know final decision really is final.
Apart from getting Jakeandmaya ready, I have to also continue working on making sure Monsters and Munchkins is ok. Sourcing new stock and the marketing/PR side of things are all fun but so time consuming ! Currently organising some sales events around London, as well as some cool marketing strategies. Will keep you posted.
I really had no idea how much work starting a new online business and a new brand was going to involve when I decided to do it. I don't regret it for a second but it is so hard to stay on top of everything PLUS looking after the little ones. 24 hours is simply not enough hours in a day !
This is a typical day.
8-9am - wake up/breakfast.
9-11am - playtime with kids (in between twittering and checking/organizing orders)
11-12.30 - kids napping. I make lunch and catch up on a bit of work.
12.30-1pm - lunchtime.
1-5pm - kids play (and I work if they let me) or if weather good, we go out and play.
4.30-6pm - afternoon nap (if I am lucky). I work, cook and breath...
6-7pm - dinner
7-9pm - kids play (and I work if they let me) then bath-time and bed.
9pm onwards - un-interrupted work (and twitter).
When our day looks like above, that's when we are all the happiest but sometimes/often something un-expected needs to be done or happens, we just adapt and I have to make the most out of the after-9pm-hours for work.
Ps. Last week was terrible because sadly our dog got very ill and we had to spend a lot of time with her at hospital. The kids spent a lot of time at PIL's and needless to say, their routine was very interrupted and they turned into such little monsters and I didn't manage to get a thing done all week ! So this week, I will try and stay home with them as much as possible, to get them back on track ... and hopefully get myself back on track too !
Finally, must mention lovely DH in all this, who is always there when help (or a cuddle) is needed. Bless him !
Interested to know how other WAHMs organise their days !