For the second week I don't have the Sunday night feeling!
Trying to get a work life balance right is a tricky thing, especially when you have kids and a mortgage. So after a lot of thought I took the brave decision to cut my working week down by a day.
I work during the week as a pupil support assistant in a local primary school. This is a job that I love and has served me well over the years, I have been able to work around my kids and have never had to worry about childcare.
Now they are both in high school, 1st and 6th year and becoming very independent and responsible young men, I find myself with more time to devote to art. I have developed my practice over the last couple of years and now have a reasonably successful wee business.
Having the extra day at home is just fabulous. I am super organised and motivated when it comes to art and will be here ready to start at my desk by 9am.
The house no doubt wont be any tidier and the kids dinners probably won't be any better, nor will the ironing get done but hey, a work life balance is what you make it and I intend to make the most of my extra wee bit of time dong what I love!
Happy Monday to you all for tomorrow, I hope you get some time during the day to devote to something that you love. x