My head is absolutely spinning these days.
Bastien started daycare, so there’s that. Separation anxiety. For me, mostly. It’s been 18 months that we’ve been partners in crime and now he’s not here. The house is empty. I can pee without an audience, I can cook using the front burners, and I can leave the gates open. He’s doing amazingly well at daycare. I mean, he cries when I drop him, which rips out my heart, but overall he’s doing good.
Suddenly, with all my ‘free time’ I’ve decided to take on a million things and I feel like I am losing it. First, there’s working at home, alone. With Bastien, we were always out and about interacting. Now, it’s just me. Secondly, I am very excited about launching my freelance writing career but am starting from scratch coming out of ten years in corporate insurance. This means cluing myself in as to what to pitch, where to pitch, how to pitch, and who to pitch to. It’s a little overwhelming.
And then there’s all the other stuff I try to get done. Laundry, groceries, meals, food prep.
I have to remember that this is a big adjustment for me, and I need to step back and breathe every once in a while. Work on balance.
What about you guys, any tips on freelance writing or just working and having a child? How was your adjustment?