September is always a time of new beginnings, new adventures and new challenges – that I know. But this year has been different. This year for the first time in 10 years I am home alone – yes my littlest has started school. It is a mix of emotions – relieved that she has made the transition so well – proud that she is making new friends – sad that I no longer spend my days with her – and a little lonely!
But I know I need to make the transition – to find a new way of being that means I make the most of my time. To coincide with this I have also taken on a big piece of work which means for the next 9 months I am going to be working a lot more hours. So how do I do this well and make sure I spend time well with the children.
A new family rhythm is needed and as yet I am still working that out. I think it means making more of the time before and after school – spending more focussed time together and supporting each one in their new endeavours. I will let you know how it goes.