I am so glad the summer holidays are over! Looking after my niece and nephew as well as my two girls was hard work and it was only 2 days a week. I have the utmost respect for teachers and other child carers.
I also went through a month of dithering whether I wanted to carry on with starting with my own practice or whether I should look for a part or even a full time job and actually started looking on job sites for potential jobs. It has been a while since I worked full time and so much has changed since then that I wonder whether I will really would be up to speed working for myself.
However, more recently, I spoke to someone with whom I am considering having continuity in practice agreement with and speaking to her has inspired to carry on. Another thing that has happened is speaking to my husband, he insisted that I need to get back to work by the end of next year (assuming I get a job) so that has given me even more incentive to make this work and a deadline to do it in.
I have to remember why I want to set up in practice on my own in the first place. It’s so that I can spend more time with the girls and be more involved with them as they grow up. I think one of the first things I need to do is make a business plan detailing how much income I need per month for it to be worthwhile.
With my younger daughter going into nursery soon, I think I will finally have a bit more free time to get myself sorted and set up. Although there is a lot of other things that I need to sort out as well, so I will need to learn to prioritise. Just by writing all this down, I’m starting to get excited about it again rather than thinking that I’m living in Groundhog Day.
Attempting to be an amazing accountant and an amazing mum, somehow combine the two and meet somewhere in the middle but currently failing at both. Hoping that in a few years I will have found something I enjoy doing or found 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...