Monday 7 November 2011

Going Through Changes

This week Britmums have some great prompts, and I might do all three of them, as this month I am losely doing a challenge to blog every day in November. I haven't signed the pledge, because I don't want to put pressure on myself to blog just for the sake of it.

The prompt I have chosen is changes~what major (or minor) changes have happened to you this year that have made a difference in your life?

This year has been one of consolidation in lots of ways. Last year we moved house, which was a huge change, as Corey has lived in Ramsbottom most of his life, and I have lived there 8 years, to move was a big deal, but it was a positive change.
This year we've had two really big changes in our lives, which in some ways don't seem that momentous. The first one is that Joseph started pre-school in September. Because of our families living so far away, we haven't been able to leave Joseph regularly, and I felt it was important for me to stay at home with him in his formative years. However I was concerned that Joseph wasn't getting enough input just with me, and many of our activities have been curtailed, once children hit two there is a limit of what's around in this area.

So we were allocated some funding and Joseph started attending preschool in September, which has had such an immense effect on his development. His speech has exploded, his social skills are vastly improved and the way he draws and plays has matured. It is great to see, and I'm glad I took the leap. It was a big deal for me as initially I had aniticipated he would be with just me until he was 4 or so, but it was clear that wasn't going to work.

The next big change has been me returning to work. Although I got the job on my birthday, 3rd June, I haven't really been getting many hours until now. I only work around 20 hours a week, and most of it is evening and weekend, but it is just perfect. I still have plenty of family time and Joseph time, and can't wait to start seeing my efforts reflected in my pay packet! It will be nice to have a bit more living room with money, and to build up our savings again, which have disappeared!

It's nice that the changes have been later in the year, with everything that happened last year, primarily moving house and my mum's breast cancer diagnosis, I felt we needed to get things back on an even keel, especially after the big trip home in February. 

I've really enjoyed the impact these two changes have had on us as a family, as  to be honest, I was quite anxious about Joseph not being with me, and I was worried about the return to work aspect.

Change is good! Not as sure as its as good as a holiday, but it's good!

1 comment:

  1. Loved reading this so positive. Am wanting some of these things to happen: work and a move, change is scary but mostly it's good. Thanks xx