I’m Sleeping When The Baby Sleeps…

Actually…. I’m not. I’m working… I’m working my ass off like I’ve not worked in a long time. Only, I’m doing something I enjoy so much it doesn’t feel like work. As I type this, it’s 9pm, my children have been asleep for two hours and my husband is watching TV – which is code for snoring on the couch. And me? I’m up in our home office, banging away at my keyboard.

I have LOVED every moment of my maternity leave, even though I’ve not taken a single afternoon nap or slept when the baby slept. My maternity leave has involved very few coffee dates with other mom’s and instead has involved long walks with my iPod blaring while my mind works overtime. It’s involved strategic meetings and discussions, brainstorming and risk taking and I have not felt this alive or energized by “work” in a very long time.

I’m working on a very exciting project… I don’t want to say too much about it yet, but it could be life changing and I want life changing. I want to be able to take walks at 8am in the morning when everyone else is stuck in traffic, I want to manage my own time, even if it means working later than before. I want to do what I love, I want to do what I’m passionate about, I want to do something that feels like fun and not like work.

And so, instead of sleeping when the baby sleeps, I’ve been working, I’ve been building on something… its a gamble, it could go absolutely no where in which case I will regret not having spent this time napping when the baby naps OR – and this is what I’m banking on – it could be absolutely fabulous in which case every cold freezing night I’ve sat up here in our home office, knocking away at the keyboard will have been worth it!

My precious children, I’m not just doing this for me… I’m doing this for you too! xxx

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  • Reply cupcakemummy

    Here’s hoping for the result being absolutely fabulous!

    July 25, 2013 at 9:23 am
  • Reply gen

    ooooooh so exciting!
    cannot wait to know what you are up too!!

    July 25, 2013 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Karen @ MiriMoo

    When I was on maternity leave my company closed down so ended up freelancing. This resulted in me also working whenever baby was sleeping. It was hard but it paid off!

    Good luck and I hope your life changer happens!

    July 25, 2013 at 9:43 am
  • Reply Pamela

    Good luck with your new venture. I am also working at night, so I can do the same. I want to be able to go to sports days etc!

    July 25, 2013 at 10:07 am
  • Reply Andrea


    July 25, 2013 at 10:16 am
  • Reply Lisa-Marie

    so very exciting!! what a lovely space to be in!! can’t wait to hear what it’s about! xo

    July 25, 2013 at 10:22 am
  • Reply Tanya Kovarsky

    Yes you can! 🙂

    July 25, 2013 at 10:35 am
  • Reply Nikki Heyman

    Can’t wait to hear – I know it will be brilliant!

    July 25, 2013 at 11:29 am
  • Reply Amy

    How exciting! Can’t wait to hear what it is about!

    July 25, 2013 at 11:52 am
  • Reply Cat@jugglingact

    Here’s to a brilliant new venture

    July 25, 2013 at 12:03 pm
  • Reply Gail

    I’ve been doing the same thing while working. Exhausting but hopefully worth it in the end!

    July 25, 2013 at 12:55 pm
  • Reply Jeanette

    I’m jealous! Hoping it’s going to work for you!

    July 25, 2013 at 10:24 pm
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