Monday, January 17, 2011


In 2011, I will have been a parent for ten years and a stay at home mother (almost exclusively) for 5 years. In 2011, my youngest will be in pre-school for 3 days per week and my two lads in full time school.

2011 is my year.

For three whole school days each week I intend to do, pretty much, whatever I wish. I am not getting a job. I am not taking on extra things that are mostly done for others and don't really work for me. This year I have three whole school days to invest in just one person. Moi!

This is a luxury I don't intend to squander. I have plans, dreams, fantasies and ideals about how that time will be used. But when that inevitable question is posed, at least for the next 12 months, "So with the kids at school, you'll be getting a job now, right?"
I will gleefully answer "Wrong!"

Everyone keeps saying " You won't know yourself!" But I am hoping it will have the opposite result. This precious time is to regard and further reacquaint me with myself.

Four more weeks of school holiday and then halleluia! let the 'me time' festivus commence.


Loz and Dinny said...

Deserved! Revel in it. Gorge yourself. Roll around in it until it is your eau de cologne. Gluttony is good ... much love xxx ps and drop in for a solo cuppa anytime!

Isis said...

if you ever want to catch up for a coffee at fresh, and relax the day away on the chairs out the front let me know!!! have a wonderful 2011


ps, i want to chat to you about the zine idea. but only if you want to, remember it's your year :)

Melinda said...

Sounds like a great idea.

shannon said...

ahhhh, one day I will get there. childfree for more than three hours that is...

(I guess thats what I get for a being a skanky ho)

Killiecrankie Farm said...

Huge effort!
If your photo is anything to go by then there will be some amazing stuff pourig from your creative spirit unteathered (or should i say uninterupted) ;)

Fer said...

Oh what joy! I do envy you, and I know you'll use your time wisely. Although, if you want the odd lazy day then you're entitled to that too!!

Anonymous said...

You will know yourself - absolutely!

The (sadly) too few months I was working part-time and had even one day to myself were fabulous emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually.

Getting a job is what we do when we need to or want to. If those two scenarios don't apply, you're a sucker to do it.


red bamboo said...

Am so proud of you! You know where I am when you need me......

D said...

I'll second Kris's sucker scenario.
Fuck it if ya don't gotta or wanna.

Sounds like a new horizon might be forming.