Dilemmas For The New Normal!

If lockdown has allowed anything, it has given me time to focus on my health and wellbeing. Time in the garden (albeit enforced) has allowed me to slow down and take a look at the world from a different perspective. I spend my whole life rushing around, getting to places, sorting out the kids (who knew giving birth means that you are now your child’s personal PA – forever?), working on uni assignments, cooking meals, washing … As much as I love it (mostly), is there another way? I think as the restrictions are now being lifted, we are all contemplating what the new normal will be or could be.

I have a number of dilemmas on the horizon. I am nearing the end of my Birth and Beyond Foundation degree with NCT, which means I qualify as a birth educator in September. I have courses booked, which is a little daunting as a new practitioner, but also exciting. I really love supporting parents through their parenting journey. I also have a place to study level 6 from September, which is integrated working with families and children, meaning I’ll have an honours degree. Also, I have an interview in July for a return to nursing course, I’ve been out of nursing so long, here lies another daunting prospect! Once a nurse always a nurse and I’ve felt a bit useless during the pandemic as I haven’t been able to offer my skills, which I trained 3 long years for. I’ve always felt that I will go back to nursing at some point, is the right time now?

One thing is for sure, I won’t be able to do it all, so which pathway to take. Fingers crossed for some divine intervention. Has anyone any advice? I would suggest that “parents to be” use the BRAIN decision making tool, perhaps I should practice what I teach?

All these dilemmas then pose the question, do I really want to rejoin the rat race? Hence today’s decision of joining up to be a Neals Yard Remedies Organic Consultant. Fabulously ethical company with amazing soil certified products. Is it a viable work from home option, which could link into my birth educator role? Could I restart my copywriting role and have lots of little self employed income streams? Who knows, but I can’t wait for my kit to arrive. Watch this space …

Back to my other role of homeschooling the kids! Improper fractions, Lovely!

Ooh almost forgot, I now have my own “new today” Neals Yard Remedies Organic Consultant Website

Exciting, if confusing times.



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