Do you ever think you are sometimes too old for your age? Wise beyond your years? Wise is probably the wrong choice of words for me.
Because I do.
I am 27, going on 57 sometimes. I worry too much about what life has in store for the future, rather than enjoying what is happening right now.
I got married at 22 years old and had my little boy at 25. Yes, I would say I am young, although I act a lot older than people might expect.
I suppose when you have a mortgage, a husband and a family, it is sometimes expected of you. But is it really?
I am sure you can have all of this but still enjoy life.
Now I am not saying I don’t enjoy life, but there are elements to my life that are certainly boring and mundane. I do like things a certain way, so I do only have myself to blame for this.
But, I don’t go out often, hubby and I don’t go out often together on nights out, and we don’t have an awful lot of friends.
The friends that I do have live a little further away which means staying over if I were to go and see them and have a night out. Now actually there is nothing bad in that. It is a night where there are lots of laughs, giggles and wine consumed. Yes it is out of my comfort zone but that is because I do not do it very often.
I am 27 years old. I should still be able to go out and enjoy myself with my friends or my husband. There shouldn’t be any shame or issues with that.
It is all about balance. About spending quality time together as a family, but not forgetting who you are as a person.
So my vow this summer is to spend more time with my friends and out as a family, concentrating on who I am as a person.
Even though I am now a mother, I still have to be important at some point.
Do you have a habit of just being a mum and wife, and not finding time for you? Or have you managed to find that balance?
Busy Working Mummy XOXO