Mary Poppins no longer!

Thanks for everyone’s supportive words about my part-time (almost full-time) nannying job. (Thanks especially to Diane, Pattie, Alicia, & Amy— you gals are the best!) Alicia was absolutely right:

Oh, honey, the fear of disappointing people leads to nothing but disaster. If not this time, or the next time – eventually. Trust me, I’ve had my collapse because of it. In any event, do what you must do and know that we will still be here when you return!

I haven’t watched those children since November 24th, and there is an overall feeling of relief that I don’t have to watch the children anymore– I wasn’t at peace with it, but was in denial, though everyone else around me saw what it was doing to me.

So where have I been since the 24th, you ask? I spent that week of Thanksgiving preparing for our visit to my husband’s family for Thanksgiving. This week has been spend unwinding from the trip and from nannying, and I’m finally getting back into my old groove, writing! I had a few deadlines for a local magazine, and am catching up on some other writing-related things, as well as with some clients. I’m determined to post here more often… sorry to leave y’all hanging!

So, Christmas is just around the corner. I’m starting to pace myself with preparations so I don’t have a lot to do at the last minute (one of the reasons I couldn’t watch the kids anymore– my pacing was off). We’re planning on traveling to Florida to visit my family for Christmas! It’s always a joy because I only see my family about once a year (my mom and I are very close, so this is difficult), and this Christmas was unexpected, as we didn’t think hubby had enough vacation time left, and my mom has to save her vacation time for my brother’s wedding in May.

For those of you patiently awaiting the Writers Remember newsletter, I apologize for the delay. I’m hoping to get it out today or sometime this weekend! If you’d like to subscribe here’s the link, or you can send an e-mail to be added.

I got tagged for the “5 things people don’t know about you” meme by Katharine, Amy, and Deb (via e-mail), and will be posting that by Monday, if not today.

You people rock! Seriously!

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3 comments on “Mary Poppins no longer!
  1. Courtney says:

    I never got a chance to comment on your original post about nannying, but I wanted to commend you for getting out of that situation. My last position out of the home was as a nanny, and having to watch someone else’s child and be under the scrunity of another mother was really what pushed me to give freelance writing a chance. So hooray for you!

  2. alicia says:

    I’m so glad you’re back – I was just wondering about you yesterday. I’m also glad you took action when you realized you weren’t at peace with something – many people figure they should just “tough it out” and end up miserable.

    This is the first year I seriously paced myself for Christmas, and can happily say all of my shopping is ALMOST complete, haha. Still have several Christmas cards to sign, though!

  3. Julia says:

    Thanks, Courtney and Alicia!

    Courtney– glad to see you here! Thanks so much for your encouragement and for mentioning my blog at WAHM. That was sweet of you! :o)

    Alicia– you’re ahead of me. I’ve barely gotten any shopping done, though I don’t have much to do anyway. I’m behind on Christmas cards, too, but I’m hoping to get them finished this weekend! Amazing how the babysitting last month pushed my plans into this month!

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