I realise the irony of this blog post, believe me, I do. That I don’t have time to post but I’m posting about not having time to post, I just feel like my followers deserve a bit of an explanation.
Now, when I started this blog I never expected it to be read by anyone but my Facebook friends. Then my following built up, I heard from a lot of readers then brands followed and I’m now an affiliate for a lot of brands and I’m working with some pretty big names behind the scene preparing for some giveaways and exciting adventures in the future. That’s all fantastic, don’t get me wrong I absolutely love working with them and feeling like the content I put out is good enough for them makes me feel amazing. HOWEVER, I’m very aware that without the support of my readers none of that is possible so in the interest of keeping you in the loop as I promised to do last year here it is.
Firstly, I own a big company which a lot of you already know, my office manager is not able to work at the moment due to family commitments, my graphic designer has recently left and that’s a big chunk of publishing, needing an office manager to keep everything moving smoothly and a graphic designer to illustrate and create all our covers etc. I don’t need to go too much into that but you just need to know my work load for the business has increased massively, which is followed by stress because I have very large bookstores from all over the globe breathing down my neck for deadlines, agents pestering for their clients to be noticed and up and coming authors without representation that have brilliant stories to tell that I unfortunately now don’t have the time to listen to. That’s the main part of what I personally do for the company, I am CEO but I like to take a personal interest in those that are jotting down notes in a notebook and need some assistance to get to where they need to be.
Secondly, most of you know I started working at Mamas and Papas doing 12 hours a week and I was absolutely loving it, recently, I received a promotion which I was, and still am, so so happy about it also involved an increase in my hours and location change and although my old store and new store are the same distance from my house it’s still a big adjustment and I just want to make sure I do my best so I’m trying to put lots of my energy into making sure I’m doing everything I can to maximise the potential of moving up within the company. Just quickly to address one of the most frequently asked questions “why do you bother working if you own a company” simple. In my company there’s no where for me to go, I can’t get any higher, I have
14 13 employees who collective run the company with each of their individual roles so I just run the employees really and unless it’s a time like this where we’re in a pickle I don’t reeeeeally do a lot there. So, I needed a bit of me time, some adult time away from the baba, a reason to get dressed etc and a chance to work towards something. Which has been excellently reflected in my promotion.
Next, a rather trivial reason for stress is that Oscar’s nanny (actually relation nanny not au pair) has been on holiday for 2 weeks and with my shifts changing and Ciaran working too we have hugely struggled to find childcare, My mum and Ciarans Mum have been so helpful and today my sister had him but my goodness I didn’t realise how difficult it was to find weekend childcare outside of your family!
Lastly, My health, my stupid health, it always comes down to this doesn’t it? Although, not the ‘usual’ cancer this time I’ve been suffering with migraines that’ve been so bad I’ve been wearing sunglasses- in the rain! I didn’t know a migraine could exhaust your whole body, but they can! I’ve spoken to a doctor and I’m going back on Monday, unfortunately, they do run in my family but I’m hoping I can get something to ease them- any suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.
So, that’s it really. Now I’ve written it I feel much better, I’m going to make my nightly list now and try and get some sleep. My stats tell me 9pm on a Tuesday is when the majority of you click on my blog but I’m hoping 9:30 on a Thursday will suffice.
Lots of love to you all, thank you for being so patient, I promise a nice big giveaway really soon!