Time to myself

Girl with laptop on the beachI’ve made something miraculous happen this morning – I’m on my own, in a cafe just me and my macbook pro, writing (and I’ve got a coffee too – bliss).

This is the first time since my baby Daniel was born (May 2008) that I have made the opportunity for myself to have some time on my own to come to a cafe and sit and write. You may notice the choice of words there – “made the opportunity”. I have to admit, I’ve been a bit whiny about not having time for myself now that I have a baby and waiting for someone else (e.g. my husband or my mum) to push me out the door while they look after Daniel – this hasn’t happened & I realised that if I didn’t make it a priority for myself it, no-one else was going to do it for me.

So a couple of days ago, my Mum decided she wants to walk more often and what better person to do that with than her grandson in the pram – perfect. My goal is three mornings a week, I will drop Daniel off with my mum so she can take him for a walk and I will come to Chadstone (Melbournes’ fashion capital) and pick a cafe to spend time writing in. I’m so excited by this, because it means my personal blog (this one) and my business blog ( will get some much needed attention – focused, concentrated attention. I almost feel a bit like Carrie from Sex and the City, sitting in a cafe with my Mac laptop writing. Now if only I could make enough money from this writing to be able to afford to buy the beautiful clothes and shoes ;).

Is there something you’ve been wanting to do for yourself, but thought you didn’t have the time to do it, or were waiting for someone else to give you permission to do it?

Take the leap – it feels great.

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About Helena

Helena is a stay at home Mum to one funny, intelligent and very curious little boy. Helena & her husband are working towards creating a location independent lifestyle that will enable their family to homeschool, travel and experience the world together.

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