I know I'm not the first person to be a mum and an accountant nor the last. I don't want this blog to be patronizing or offensive in anyway but hopefully some mums or potential mums might be able to relate to some of these blogs. It is simply my thoughts and how I'm getting through some of the juggling acts. Also, I know that in a few years I will probably have found something I enjoy doing or some sort of work life balance and will be in a less stressed out place but until then, or as I get there, I think I will vent all my frustrations out on these blogs! And the responses I've had to the blogs have been quite nice which spurs me on to keep going.
Hate the news
There's always so much doom and gloom on the news and its not just that but it seems to me that there is always a story on the news about children. A child's been killed, raped abducted, suffers some disease and died etc. and then the fall out from the news is that there are lots of discussion on social networking sites about this so even if you listen to the news and then try to forget about it, there's a petition about it or something else to make you aware of it. Sometimes it is a good thing if it brings about a change for the better but other times it just make you feel guilty for not liking or reposting a cause.
I think that's part of the reason why I prefer to go on accounting website and to worry about whether Starbucks has paid enough corporation tax or not, rather than deal with things that could affect my children in the future. It's a very selfish way at looking at the news, and I'd probably be the first to champion a cause if anything happened to my daughters but there you go. This is the way I look at the world at the moment and with it being the last day of the year, I thought I'd get my last frustration out so I can potentially start the new year on a positive note.