Word of the Week 17/8/18

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If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, so please do be lovely and visit as many of the other blogs as you can and share with them your thoughts on their words and weeks. I do comment on every entry to the linky, and if you add the Word of the Week badge to your post to help spread the ‘word’, I also tweet them out.

My word of the week this week is:

It’s been one of those weeks for me. Does everyone have them? So changeable.

It has been a week of two halves, two moods, if you like.

I have experienced huge bursts of motivation where I have been productive. I enjoyed a de-clutter over the weekend and the kitchen and kids’ playroom look loads better for it. I have also had a couple of very fruitful sessions working, getting lots of ideas drafted, posts written, videos created. But I seem to go from one extreme to the other.

For example, I was happily scribbling down lots of ideas for the blog one morning, as I woke up bursting with ideas and some fun thoughts around freelance work. Yet by that afternoon, I was convinced that none of them would work and had lost all interest in developing any of them. By that afternoon!

Then there has been the changeable weather this week. I know that I am happier in the sunshine, so I suspect there may be some correlations with the weather and my mood. And with the cooler days, I am glimpsing September, when the kids are back to school and routine must recommence and for the first time I will have time to work full time here. Which one day fills me with excitement and possibilities and the next with a certainty that it won’t work out. I have veered towards further education, returning to full time paid employment, and then back to here. You see, changeable.

It is frustrating me. I am going with it and maximising those moments when I am feeling motivated. I do have some exciting projects that I am developing. I think the juggle with being here and having fun with the kids, and then getting work done is stretching me a little, so for the next couple of weeks of the holidays I will enjoy having time with the kids and just eke out an hour here and there when they are happily occupied to work. It helps that the Husband has a few days off next week so I will metaphorically down tools then and switch off for a while. Hopefully I’ll then get back to it refreshed and less changeable!

What about you? What one word sums up your week best?

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14 thoughts on “Word of the Week 17/8/18”

  1. I get weeks like that too when it feels like I go from one extreme to the other. I’m sure the changeable weather might be a factor but it’s probably also changes for you with finishing your OU course and anticipating the start of September and new opportunities and decisions to be made too. Going with the flow sounds like a good plan. Hopefully things will settle down soon. #WotW

  2. It’s probably a combination of all of it, I think we all get like that at this time of year. Downing proverbial tools and having a few days off is always a good idea when you feel like this. Have a lovely weekend.

  3. Oh yes we definitely all have weeks like that ! Sometimes I have days like that, I think being creative makes your brain work at a million miles an hour sometimes. Hopefully a bit of rest and relaxation will have you back on top form in no time x

  4. Oh my goodness I can relate to this so much Jocelyn! It has absolutely been one of those weeks for me too, so much so that I haven’t written my post for today yet. Everything will go well for you in September, you’ll find some more focus when you have a bit more quiet and dedicated working time. 🙂 #WotW

    1. Ah, it’s nice that you relate, though sorry you’ve had one of those weeks, too! Hopefully you’re right, thanks x

  5. Ahh! I have days/weeks that are so like this….I always seem to start the day so motivated and then just give up by mid afternoon. I am putting it down to the kids being off school. They distract me. lol
    It’s so chilly now. My girls have just gone out to play with coats on.

  6. OMG Jocelyn I totally get this and have been exactly like this lately, I even found myself looking for teaching jobs last week, I think its being so busy during the holidays is fogging our minds. I am having the best summer but its all a huge juggling act. But Chris reminded me how much I love what I do and how hard working full time was logistically. We are so lucky to do what we do but there are bound to be off days xx

    1. I’m glad I’m not the only one then, it sounds like you’ve been exactly the same. And like you, my husband reminded me of the same things. We are, you’re right x

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