Blogging Working Mum

All worded out


It feels so strange to me to step away from my cosy little corner of the internet, even for a little while. I think it was back in August since I last went more than a day without posting and to be honest it’s vaguely uncomfortable, a nagging sort of feeling like having your socks on inside out, you still have warm feet but it’s somehow just different.

And it’s funny too because I have so many things I want to write about. I can sit at work and be crowded with all the craft projects I did with the girls that I want to tell you about, the big ideas that have been circling the back of my mind just waiting for me to grab at them, and the silly little moments of motherhood that I try to record. I miss telling stories, I miss the connection with people I may never have met but cherish nonetheless, I miss reading everyone else’s posts too.

But when I sit down at the end of the day the words are gone and all that’s left in my mind is a big barren emptyness under a scorching blue sky.

Work, of the sort that pays bills, has got busy. Properly seriously late nights, early mornings and a couple of joining the dots between the two all ramping up and up and up. We’re a tiger coiled to spring, and spring we shall. It’s hard work but it’s the work I want to be known for so I’m trying to embrace it and ride the wave out.


And I think that might be where all the words have gone, washed away on a tide of professional jargon and poured into work.

They and I will be back before we know it, it’s always darkest before the dawn after all but in the meantime I’ll be the one in the corner falling asleep over her knitting. See you soon.

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  • Mandycharlie 27/01/2016 at 6:53 am

    And we will be here waiting for you. Godspeed in all that you need to do, x

  • Mary 27/01/2016 at 7:10 am

    Take care, Carie. Having to choose priorities is never nice, but you are sensible enough to recognise the difference between a temporary situation requiring you to sacrifice your personal time, and a “new normal”.

  • Evelyn 27/01/2016 at 8:34 am

    Aw sometimes you just need to focus on other things for a bit. I hope you’re still able to get some chill out time with your knitting and your beautiful family. Take care x

  • Kim 27/01/2016 at 12:03 pm

    Life happens, that’s okay, roll with it, and know we are always here when the words find you again. xo

  • Anna @ the next big journey 28/01/2016 at 12:53 pm

    I’m with you on that, but all timed out. So many things I want to do and write on my blog, but just not enough hours in the day. And work can be like a difficult extra child too, can’t it, taking up brain time as well as actual hours. Don’t worry, no-one who cares about your writing (and there are so many of us out there who do) will mind waiting a little bit longer than usual… xx

  • Katie @mummydaddyme 28/01/2016 at 9:58 pm

    Have a rest and we will see you soon. We will always be waiting to hear what you have to say. xx

  • Claire @ Clarina's Contemplations 29/01/2016 at 12:18 am

    Have missed you! You know we’ll all still be here when you’re ready to come back though! Xxx

  • erica 29/01/2016 at 1:25 pm

    I’ll be here waiting for you when your words come back !!!

  • Yanic 30/01/2016 at 1:20 am

    You are such a busy bee, don’t worry about us! Take time for you, the words will come. 🙂

  • Sally 31/01/2016 at 9:45 am

    It’s pretty amazingly impressive you have blogged so consistently and frequently for so long with 3 young children and work thrown into the mix, especially with a change in the routine going back full time. Having a patch of being worded out sounds very understanding XXX