Okay so I’ve skipped a few days….quite a few days but that’s because I’ve been busy doing stuff. The kind of stuff I used to do before I became a mum. I’m a part of something that makes me feel good; The Digital Parents Conference 2012 Planning Team.
I’m the Session Co-ordinator. I’m in charge of organizing and liaising with the speakers, thrashing ideas about content and really using my brain, stretching my brain to come up with ideas.
So many women who once has flourishing careers pre-baby revert to doing work that is below their skill set; often because they choose to work part-time hours or to simply reduce stress. Both of those reasons are true for me. And you end up just having a job; not a career so much. For some, that may be bliss; and if it is for you then more power to you.
But when founder Brenda Gaddi asked me if I would like to join the Planning Team I couldn’t say yes fast enough. This is one of those rare opportunities where I can work around my kids, the stress is lessened because the entire Planning Team is understanding of each other (we are all mums with kids to tend to) and the best part, I get to use my brain, and I mean really use my brain. Just like the good old days.
And this has a flow on effect; the laundry doesn’t do my head in nearly as much as it used to because it’s not the only thing I’m doing. It is no longer the sad highlight of my day.
So what makes you happy? A weekend away with other likeminded bloggers in Melbourne?
My Happy Place is the genius idea of Nathalie at Easy Peasy Kids. To read more posts about My Happy Place visit here.