week 2 I need to breathe
Saturday, March 16, 2013
It just seems non stop. life that is. My mum keeps reminding me that life has stages and the one I am in is a busy one but the next stage will be less so. I get that but how do you survive the busy stage. I don't intend to moan but i'll tell you a bit about me and perhaps one of you spark fab people might have advice that will help.
I'm 40 and married with 3 children. My eldest is just sitting his GCSE' s at the end of high school. My middle one is at primary school and my little Sam is 3 and a very active little fellow. I work as a manager in children's social services. I work full time but regularly work till 2am completing work admin. My husband who is teacher is not in work currently due to being unwell with stress and anxiety. My love in life is my faith and worship but this has its own challenges as i am our youth church coordinator responsible for managing the youth team and running children's church groups. My Vicar has approached me to undertake the lay readers course which takes 3 years to complete. I have refused this due to not physically having the time but i am doing a 12 session "growing church leaders course" some where in the middle i want to exercise and plan meals and take care of me for a bit. Something i'm not very good at. It would make sense to drop the church work but this is the part of my work that gives me a true satisfaction. A real tension.
So this week each evening i have had a commitment including gym personal training session, lent service, growing leaders course, attending 6th form meetings about joes A level studies. At some point I saw my children. said hello to my husband, slept but i didn't get to do my spark people tracking and posting for which i am sorry.
BUT I am healthy, i have a job which is precious in this time of recession, i have a beautiful family friends who love and support me, i have my spark friends who encourage me and........i lost 2 lb this week!