Here’s another post tucked away in drafts for all these years. It was written on August 6th, 2011. I never finished writing it, but I still don’t want to lose it. Speaking of ‘losing’, I miss you Irene!
Being the ditz I am I forgot my blog’s 5 year anniversary….oops!
Given I have only one regular visitor (heya Irene) and a few stray lurkers (hey you lovely lurkers you!) I don’t think a mammoth retrospective post is in order, but it does kind of blow me away that 5 years have passed since I started this thing.
Originally this blog had a different name, was on Blogger and was a bit baby heavy (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I don’t quite know what my plans were when I started out but from the get go I guess this was a diary more than anything else.
In my very first blog post, the boys were teeny tiny (and me too). It blows me away how quickly these kiddos have gone from babies and toddlers to Primary Schoolers with opinions on anything and everything.
We’ve all changed over the past 5 years. Hubby was managing a retail store back then and working an I.T job on the side. 5 years on he’s been working for an investment bank in London for over a year in I.T. My accomplishments are less obvious and flashy and are mostly thanks to having this blog to verbalise (in writing) my thoughts and fears. The move from Brisbane to London made a huge impact on my personal growth too.
I guess ultimately as a SAHM the only way to measure your success is to look at where you’ve guided your family to over the years. I don’t think I’ve been the best mother or homemaker in the world (I like to think that if I put off cleaning those cob webs until October then I can just stick a bit of fake Halloween webs over the top and call it masterful decorating) but I think our kids are turning out okay. I think all their horizons have been broadened with an international move and all the sights we’ve seen over the past 2 years.
Master 10 has finally been given the support in his schooling that he needed all along but Queensland schools just couldn’t provide him. By moving here our kids education has come along in leaps and bounds and that had never been the case in the past.