Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.
It’s been really quiet around the blog, hasn’t it? That’s ’cause a lot of things have been happening in reality. After our mid-year KK trip, we flew to KL for the rest of the school holidays. I managed to catch up with a lot more friends this time around but still, it just wasn’t enough. You’d think I had throngs of friends by the sound of that, but no – I’m a close-knit, small group of friends kinda girl. I have different groups of friends and I hang out with them separately. Any girl knows this. You just can’t mix different groups together. It’s like ais krim belacan. Never heard of it, right? Exactly – because it’s a bad idea.
Anyway, when we came back to Bintulu, it took a few days for everyone to get over their holiday blues. It was almost like the first day of school all over again with the girls. The house needed a good spring cleaning but our weekly cleaner disappeared into thin air. By the time I found a replacement, got the kitchen running again and fell back into my daily routine, the week was over in a blink.
On the work front, after a string of disappointing leads and rejections, I’ve signed 2 freelance writing contracts. Happiness! One of the gigs requires me to write for a real estate company. The Mr finds it funny that I’m finally forced to stop stalking people on FB and Insta and do some mature adult reading in my spare time. Ppfffttt.
There’s also a business collaboration in the works which I am super excited (and terrified!) about. Let things firm up a bit and then I’ll tell you all about it. What I can say now though is, the road less travelled that I’ve been on since leaving the corporate world 2 years ago is taking me into seriously uncharted territory.
All this extra work means that I’ve had to extend the girls’ hours at school (cue working mum’s guilt). Honestly, I don’t know which is worse: working mum’s guilt or going crazy doing nothing. Nothing in a stay-at-home-mum context means endlessly cooking, cleaning, washing bums, refereeing fights and watching Disney Junior. It’s always a struggle to find that balance, isn’t it?
With all the new stuff happening on my horizon, I’ve got all my fingers and toes crossed for the second half of the year to be kind to me. Wish me luck 😉