It’s been a long time since I’ve posted on Being Tinuke and there’s so much to catch you up on. I’m not sure how nearly a year has gone by without me popping up on here and I’m sorry. If you follow my other blog, circusmums.com then you’ll already know some of the reasons why I’ve been AWOL. But for the rest of you, let me bring you up to speed a little bit.
There’s a new Job
I left the world of medical publishing last May for a bit of a change. It’s a fun, challenging job in a really forward thinking organisation. I can’t begin to explain how different it is from my old role and how steep a learning curve it’s been not only for me professionally, but also for us as a family. My days are much longer, although the role is supposed to be flexible and my daughter sees a whole lot less of me. Something she’s begrudged me for and that I totally understand. I miss her too!
Tinuke is in a new relationship
Well, a new, old relationship. In that me and the other half made up after spending the best part of a year or so in a kind of limbo. We’re living under one roof as a proper family unit and have settled into a rhythm that feels natural again. We are more supportive of each other and I guess, just more grown up in general.
Hello new baby
There’s a baby on the way! Like woah! Didn’t see that coming did you?? The news surprised us all, trust me! Talk about a shake up to the status quo. We’re less than 2 months away from a new baby joining our clan and I’m excited, nervous and terrified, depending on the hour of the day. This happened all of months after starting my new job and I was terrified of what work’s reaction would be, what it would mean for our family financially and how we’d cope psychologically. It’s not been as scary as I’d thought. I wasn’t fired. We’ve adapted to the upcoming change and everyone is looking forward to meeting our new ray of light.
It’s been a year of reflection and growth. A lot of thinking about what I want to do ‘when I grow up’ and what makes me happy. I’m trying to fit more happiness into everyday life and encourage my daughter to follow her heart as well as her brain. Writing and photography makes me happy and I intend to do much more of both this coming year. I think both of them hit the back burner these past ten months or so as I was frantically trying to tread water and stop feeling like I’d taken too much on, that I wasn’t in control, when what I should have been doing was exploring and enjoying the journey. Fear is a powerful emotion and can overpower everything else. My fear that I’d taken too much on, that I was veering from my goals put me into a bit of a panic, sending me AWOL from living in the present.
Anyway, as the title suggests, I’m back! Expect some catch up posts and much more regular content moving forward!