Sunday, 25 March 2012

Is this the end?

I kind of made a pact with myself to never blog about blogging.

This feels right though and there is no better place to air my feeling than on here.

I am feeling really tempted to chuck it all in. In fact I am feeling almost as excited about the decision as I was when I first started this blog.

There are a few things that are keeping me hanging on. I do still really enjoy the engagement with companies that blogging has brought me. I enjoy reviewing items and love giving opinions and sometimes feeling they are listened to. Of course all the blogging perks are lovely too, and frankly I worked damn hard at the start to build this blog up and be in a position to be offered anything at all. However, my days have become culled into a few hours per evening that also require fitting in mothering, girlfriending and occasionally some breathing...

I have no time for the blog. I struggle to write reviews and sponsored posts and my networking and klout were given up on a long long time ago.

I used to love a link up, I ran a link up that I was really proud of. I never do them anymore even when I love the themes and know what photo or song I would use. I just don't have the time, or if I do it would mean giving up one of my other roles for half and hour and they are tightly stretched as it is.

The main thing that keeps me hanging onto this site by a thread is essentially this; I made it, I grew it from a bedtime conversation and it has at times gone beyond my highest expectations. I would feel a great loss to give up but part of me is sensing a huge amount of relief might be involved too.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Not enough hours in the day....

I am having a battle with myself.

Due to changes in Early Years  it will soon become necessary for all nursery managers to have a Level 4 qualification. I am old school, I have a Level 3 coupled with a bucket load of experience. 

However I realise this experience is not going to help me once these regulations change and I am up against a workforce full of Level 4 qualified competition.

So, the big question is do I take on a degree alongside being mother to a toddler and working full time? Or would that just be mental?