I'm studying for my college course any chance I get and got my ID card in the post the other day, guess I'm a student again. My photo is of me on a tired day, bags under my eyes, and makes me cringe whenever I open my wallet. My assignments are every fortnight, and are great for keeping me motivated and on my toes, with a longer deadline I'd be doing it all at the last minute anyway. I'm making a business plan and sorting out my long-term goals for the business. I may pick your brains in a couple of months to help me make sure I'm on track with what people need. I've been telling everyone I meet I'm studying for a diploma in Nutrition and Lifestyle coaching, and have had a couple of queries and volunteers for case studies already. I am so delighted to have found something that floats my boat, and have asked a friend who's successful in her business to mentor me as I set up mine. It's an exciting time, says she typing with one hand as she breastfeeds her baby with the other. A small part of my brain is listening to the people asking how can I manage it all with a new baby, but I welcome the distraction from the day to day wonder/claustrophobia of baby care.
The wider world is a scary place right now, and I can't go there mentally, so I'm in a bubble of family and Christmas preparations. We found a Christmas fair last Sunday and picked up some lovely little gifts. I'm baking cookies with the kids (seed butter and Halloween chocolate, yum) and making hot chocolates for us (almond milk, raw cacao powder and honey) and it's all good in my world. I feel so much white middle-class guilt, the fact that I have money for food and have a roof over my head is something I'm not taking for granted.
I hope all my readers are enjoying a peaceful winter, what's floating your boat this week?
Ps Don't forget to enter my blog giveaway for a family night B&B at the Clarion Hotel Limerick, see the link here, it's open until midnight this Thursday.