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6 months!

ihyt-photo-George 6 monthsToday my little baby turned 6 months old! Wow! Everyone says that this age goes by so quickly and you know what, they are right. It only feels like yesterday that I was holding George as a little 8 pound 6oz baby in my arms for the very first time and thinking ‘how the h&ll are we going to look after this kid’?

IMG_2273As overwhelmed as i was at first i absolutely love motherhood. I love seeing my baby grow into a happy little infant. I love seeing him exploring his world (i.e. putting everything in his mouth) and hearing him laugh hysterically at some lame attempt to make him laugh.

But i won’t lie. Being a new parent is hard. There is no instruction manual that comes with a baby and over the first couple of months i was feeling pretty overwhelmed by everything. But we are learning, slowly, and thankfully we have more laughs than frowns these days.

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We are starting to see snippets of his personality now. He is still pretty serious, but he does have a cheeky side and he is very, very determined. He started to do this crazy crawl thing a few weeks ago and now we are just waiting for his first teeth to make an appearance.

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But all the tears, spit up and poop have been worth it, it’s been such a joy having him in our lives and we are so happy to have started a little family of our own. Happy 6 months my beautiful boy.

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Career in crisis {can a successful career grow from your passions?}

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I’m having a bit of a career crisis. This is nothing new, it happens a few times a year, but it’s been exacerbated by return to the workforce after baby George. In my desperate attempt to soul search, i recently wrote a list of things that i love. It was titled “Passions” and as i was writing the list i realized, i like a lot of things! I love food – cooking and eating it, i love a good cup of coffee and a great glass of wine (white, red or Rose – i’m pretty indiscriminate when it comes to wine), i love reading blogs, i love beautiful interiors, i love beautiful clothes, shoes and handbags, i love the beach, i love celebrity gossip – yes this is a bit random and i’m ashamed to admit it but i want to know what Kourtney Kardashian was wearing when she went to lunch with her sisters, i love travelling and i love motherhood – this is only a recent addition to the list but my goodness, what a life changer.

But can we make a successful career out of the things we love? I have grown up with the belief that i can do anything i put my mind to and that money, a.k.a a successful career, will follow. I’ve always believed this philosophy until i watched this interview with the creator of DilbertScott Adams, on his “Secret of success: failure”. He got me thinking, i don’t practice what i preach, and why is that? Is it because deep down maybe i don’t believe or maybe i’m just a little too conservative to take big risks or am i just overwhelmed by the endless possibilities. I’d be interested to hear others stories on whether you are following you passion and have made a successful career out of it.