It feels like ages since I’ve had a chance to work on my own websites, ebooks and projects. The last year has been crazy busy and it took all my effort just to maintain my clients sites and projects. (Sorry, I’m not taking on new clients at this time.)
What happened? A series of unexpected circumstances.
Towards the end of 2020 I “inherited” 4 preschool age children for 8-12 hours every weekday, so their parents could work. Not only was I providing childcare but I needed to prep them for Preschool and Kindergarten. Something I was totally unprepared for.
Just to be clear, they’re all family members. Extended family. Two sets. No one died.
Their grandma, my sister, provided the child care for all four of them. In order for her to go to work and help out financially she needed someone to take over for her.
I had the option to say “no”… but my mind automatically went to the worst case scenario. “Did I want them to move back in with me? Or, do I just take care of the kids?”
Their request was not unreasonable due to what was going on locally and globally at the time.
It started off easy enough and I thought “this is do-able”. Then it snowballed! By December I was so swamped with responsibility that I could barely breath! I just kept reminding myself that this was only temporary.
Truly, it IS only temporary because kids grow up. I get a chance to enjoy them, and all their cuteness, while they’re still little.
For now, most of the kids are back in school. I still have one on virtual learning and he’ll benefit from the “one-on-one” his Aunty is able to give him. We’ll see how the school year progresses.
Aside from that, I’ll be taking every moment I can to get the content back on my site. So much has changed and there is so much to do.
While I was MIA I took the time to learn a couple new video software systems, learned about new online marketing tools and updated my graphic design software… all of which I hope to share with you soon.