Month: November 2015

My cooking gripes

One of my aims of being a stay /work at home mum was to use the time to cook fresh, healthy meals nearly everyday. The only problem with this is that I generally hate cooking. The cooking part is not so bad but before you get to that, you need to buy the food, prepare the food, ie cut, peel, grind, wash etc. Then the actual cooking. Finally, all the washing up.

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Practising Certificate

I can’t see the point in me having a practicing certificate.  I know when I first started to apply for it, I was getting frustrated at what a long process it was, trying to update it, get everything signed, send everything off etc.  When I got the certificate it really did feel like a sense of achievement but I am (fairly) happy doing work for others on a subcontract basis. I do a few tax returns, only two that I get paid for and I think my ATT certificate covers that so at the moment I really can’t see the point in having a practicing certificate.  Continue reading “Practising Certificate”

My Ideal World

Following on from last weeks blog, I’ve had a sit down to think about what it is I want.  For ages, I have wanted a job working from home so I could spend quality time with my girls.  I have two jobs working from home but I feel like I’m spending all my time working and then not actually spending any quality time with the girls.  I have been feeling like I don’t have the time to pause and think.  I do like the work I do but just need more time to do it.

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What do I want?

There’s a lot happening at the moment and I don’t know exactly what it is that I want. I think I would like a permanent job but even that doesn’t guarantee a lifetime of work and stability. I think I want my eldest daughter to go to a regular school and then you hear of horror stories and so I change my mind and I want her to stay at the private school which we can’t really afford.

There’s so many online businesses and courses going around that I want to do but I’m not sure why and what’s the point. For now I’m going to stick to my accounting, blogging and yoga and looking after my girls. Cooking, beauty, crafts, reiki etc. can wait.  The online money making schemes which seem to take your money first without even guaranteeing you’ll get any money back in return seems to good to be true.  Then there’s the ultimate blog which keeps telling you to slow down and enjoy life. How can you fit everything in and still be happy, healthy and  rich? I guess ultimately, that is what everyone wants, to be happy, healthy and rich.

Happy and rich don’t always go together. It’s almost seen as a ultimatum, you can be happy but not rich or rich but not happy. If you’re rich enough to be comfortable and not make any sacrifices then surely that is a good thing and you are happy? I think for now I need to start focussing a little bit on what I want and need to do to put my family first including their health and happiness. As much as I don’t like cooking, I’m going to attempt to be healthy, be active and stop slobbing in front of the TV for my girls or computer for me.
I also need to get into some sort of routine for holidays where I can do some work but also spend time with them and even going places.
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