I am trying to get a sense of personal revival back. As I know that working together works well for me and others, I encourage other mums to get involved in the quest to find themselves. It is all about taking a little control of your own life and shaking things up a bit.
How is it going for me this week?
1. I have still not made the telephone call about driving lessons which is so very self-sabotaging. I need a kick up the bum so please provide one.
2. I quite fancy going for a walk on my own in the sunshine. However, I won’t because I think I am too responsible in some ways. My children are here. Their Dad has taken time off work today and yet, I won’t allow myself half a hour’s slack. What is that about?
3. I have signed up to the Mumpreneur online course and also invested in “Home-based Business for Dummies”. It is glaringly obvious that the best working life for me would be to paddle my own canoe. Maybe this is a start?
4. I decided what I wanted to do on Saturday (lunch out, shopping, cinema) and did it. The previous Friday, I also went to the theatre to see Macbeth with my son. These are huge moves for me, deciding what I want to do and then making it happen.
5. I am to meet with representatives of the Joe Bingley Memorial Foundation to find out if and how I might help.
6. My Britmums role is going well with some lovely feedback. I did make a mistake with it last week but I tackled the issue professionally which reminded me that I have not lost all my skills.
7. I got a telephone call from the local Voluntary and Community Services centre. My Dad brought the telephone in from the annexe and it was such a bad line. I could work out who it was and that I wanted to impress them but that is difficult when you have an atrocious line. Apparently, it was because Dad’s phone thing will only have good reception within 100 yards of something. However, I am a technophobe so could not work that out. We tried to communicate to no avail and she said she would ring back. Add to that 3 children getting their teas whilst fighting off the chocolate labrador who had got into the room. Aaargh! Then she said she would try again in half a hour. Typical, this was going to be in the middle of my steak dinner lovingly prepared by Him Indoors. It did, however, allow me to clear the room of various children and other animals. When she rang back, I used my own handset and the line was crystal clear as was her message. “We want to invite you to be a Trustee. We are blown away by your skills and experiences. We consider ourselves very lucky indeed to have you on board”. I did try to get over to her that I am a stay at home Mum who does not quite live up to my CV despite what it says but she would have none of it.
Although that is far from a 100 per cent record on getting my groove back, I think there are steps in the right direction.
If you would like to have a go at shaking things up for yourself a bit, read this https://kateonthinice.wordpress.com/how-to-be-a-groovy-mum/
Also, do you think it would be best for me to post a challenge per day or to list them all at once? I am concerned the challenges list is a bit daunting to anyone who is new to all this despite me always saying they are optional. What do you think? There that will do as a Mind Challenge for this week. How should Groovy Mums change and develop?
You can answer that in a comment, tweet or via email to email@example.com
Don’t forget to leave a supportive comment too as it helps me to focus on continuing this rather exciting journey towards a whole new me.