It's been a while since I've blogged, mainly because I don't seem to have had the time. Finding the balance between work, home, fun, study and the numerous other elements that fill the days is not an easy task.
I am lucky enough to have a career that I enjoy but it's not without its stresses. Being a freelance television production manager means that I'm usually looking for the next job before I've even started the current one. Contracts are short and if they are extended you are lucky to have that confirmed the day before you are due to walk out of the door. Television work is also very unpredictable and you feel obliged to take whatever work is available in case nothing else comes along.
Home is obviously extremely important to me. I miss my little boy every day that I work and I treasure the time that I am able to spend with him. My husband works long hours, has usually left the house before we're up and quite often comes home when bath time has already happened. But he usually manages to be waiting downstairs with a warm drink of bed time milk and a big hug for our son. We then get a couple of hours to enjoy dinner and the odd glass of wine and have a chat about our respective days.
Weekends are spent making the most of the two days away from work. We go on long walks with our energetic dog, attend Rugby Tots, visit places that we know will delight our little boy (and for him that includes running round the aisles of supermarkets) and generally have a nice time. We also each do the odd sporting event and whilst one of us is competing the other is with our son (and sometimes also the dog) being the support crew.
On top of that I have embarked on a writing course, which I am already way behind on. It's something that I enjoy doing and will hopefully be another skill that I can use to earn some additional pennies. But finding that all important time to sit down and concentrate on learning something new can be difficult.
Life really is all about juggling priorities and in this economical climate it has not been easy. However, by making sure we throw in some fun and laughter along the way and enjoying the time we have together, that balance can be found - most of the time.