I can honestly say I don’t think the time has ever gone faster than it has this past two weeks. For those who don’t know I’m currently taking paternity leave from my job to spent time with my newborn daughter Amber May. My time off work is now coming to an end and I will, unfortunately, have to get back into a working routine. The two weeks that I have been able to take have been the most precious of my entire life. I have been able to bond with my child and get to know her. Seeing her little personality unfold bit by but each day has been truly wonderful to behold. This time has made me realise how little love I hold for the job I have to return to and makes me want to push harder and harder to create a better work and personal life for my family.
Work is not the only thing that is soon returning though. My fourth module of University is due to start at the beginning of October and I have thus far failed at any real preparation for it returning. I feel like this year the work is going to hit me hard. I hate to think of my daughter as a distraction (which she most certainly isn’t) but I think I’m going to struggle juggling work, parenthood and study whilst trying to keep my shit together all at the same time. Don’t get me wrong I’m going to work bloody hard. I love the subject I’m currently studying and I am hoping someday to make a professional career of it. But for I will find a way to make it work!
Also, you may have noticed that there has been a slight change in my online presence. I feel that now my daughter is here, Em and I are more like a little family and so my brand needed a fresh lick of paint. Meet The Crockers is now the name I am working under in terms of all my lifestyle/parenting content. So if any of you were wondering what had happened to that ginger bearded bloke on Instagram… here I am. This is me.
Thanks for reading and have a nice evening.