The wet season is over, the dry season is here. This is by far my favourite time of year.
It’s cool of an evening and in the morning but lovely warm and sunny in the day. Slowly the grass will turn crispy under foot.
It’s perfect weather to grow tomatoes, I should get onto that.
This dry season as opposed to last I have two walking one talking toddlers. I am so much closer to getting my drivers license. And I’m much more confident in myself and my parenting. I’m no longer in survival mode, I’m thriving!
I have 29 hours of driving left to do. Only 29 hours! I can do that!
I get a little bit more sleep, though it is unpredictable and some nights he sleeps through and other nights he doesn’t.
And I’m happier. And I’m healthier.
We’ve made big decisions. No more babies. We now have permanent contraception in place. Well, hubby does, I suppose I could have a love child if he were to deploy overseas, but that would require a lot of effort and I’m very lazy lol
I got my very first assignment back 30/30! Take that previous commenters who called me uneducated and picked on my grammar!
So we’re going well. I’m feeling okay about this wonder week. But I’m just at the beginning, ask me how I feel next week
I’m giving myself a huge hi-five this morning.
1. I made it through yesterday with no tears. I felt sad, I felt shitty, I felt drawn out and tired. But I didn’t let it completely overwhelm me.
2. WE MADE IT TO 1 YEAR BREASTFEEDING! Go us! In Australia less then 14% of babies are breastfed past 6 months and the figure for babies who ‘graduated’ from NICU still breastfeeding at 1 year old is less then 5%. So once again my boy and I have beat the odds.
3. I’ve made some big life decisions of late and I’m looking forward to following through on my plans.
Starting in March I’ll be studying a Cert IV/Diploma in Remedial Massage.
It’s the first step on my way to educate myself in natural therapies so eventually I can provide a range of wellness services including massage, naturopathy, and quite possibly birth work and breastfeeding counseling.
Because I believe that mothers, babies and their families in so many cases can solve many ‘issues’ with a loving hand and some natural therapies. Like massage.
And who wouldn’t love a doula who is skilled in massage? Or masseuse who can come to you to teach baby massage, and also offer some advice as a naturopath as well?
It’s going to take a while to get ‘qualified’ but when I start my first course in March I’ll be on my way.
The other benefit is that I will work for myself, and be my own boss, which means I can put my family and their needs first. When my kids need me I don’t need to go begging for the day off, I just need to organize it.
I suspect I am going to be busy, but I know it will be well worth it.