motherhood

I Am the Woman Who Doesn’t Fit In – I Am Like You

I Am the Woman Who Doesn’t Fit In – I Am Like You I was the girl who moved schools countless times across the country because my parents moved jobs, moved house again and again. I was the girl who moved to a different country, to a different hemisphere and… Read More »I Am the Woman Who Doesn’t Fit In – I Am Like You

A Day at Altamont Gardens

Or, the day I didn’t lose the kids at Altamont Gardens Why is it that my kids always want to eat the picnic the minute we arrive at our destination? Even if it’s only 11:30 am and we left home 40 minutes ago, straight after they ate breakfast? Our recent… Read More »A Day at Altamont Gardens

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What will you do once your children have grown?

What will you do once your children have grown?

When I was in high school I wrote down in one of my many journals what my plan for the future was. With teenage arrogance and idealism I had my life mapped out.

I have lost the written plan, and certainly the plot, since then but I seem to remember it went something like this:

  • Complete school – 1989
  • Go off to study Graphic Design (hopefully at University) – 1990-1993
  • Work in the advertising industry, build up an amazing career, eventually have my own company with my name in bold writing across the front of the building.

via GIPHY

  • Get married in approximately 1996 – you know it’s necessary to have a few years of single life before settling down.
  • Have children in 1998  – because it’s important to have a couple of child free years of marriage just so that you can get to know one another and build up your relationship. Strong foundations and all that).
  • Stay at home to look after those children – note how speedy was my rise to career stardom (five or so years max).
  • Be content with that decision for ever because obviously, who could compare a successful career to human lives?
  • No idea what I wrote next.

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Wonder Woman – little girl me meets big girl me at the cinema.

The more we talk about her, the more I realise that women of my generation (who watched TV between 1975 and 1979) are in love with Wonder Woman. So the making of this film (by a female director) has been timed to perfection, here we are little girls grown big,… Read More »Wonder Woman – little girl me meets big girl me at the cinema.