Do we always have to be Mrs Positivity?

May has been a tough month.  I haven’t had a month this tough in years.  I haven’t been stressed like this since I left my old career behind two years ago.  All month I have been taking it in my stride and just getting on with it – as you do. 

But not today.

Today I snapped…and cried. A LOT. 

The hits have just kept coming this month.  But each and every time, I have twisted it to find the silver lining.  Isn’t that what we’re meant to do?  I think I do it because I recognise there are countless people out there dealing with much more than me.

Today I just couldn’t put a positive spin on it any more.  Today was the day I finally had a gutful of May 2014.

The funny thing is, even now as I write this, I am finding parts of today that I really am grateful for.

Happy Birthday sung by my niece and nephew, birthday wishes from family and friends, and an ever-supportive husband who picks up the slack when I (finally) tell the universe to get stuffed.

I wonder if it’s wrong to get pissed off at the universe or should I feel grateful that I was only given what I could handle?  Is it really possible to stay positive 100% of the time?



Your first time?

I wanted my first blog post to be perfect…an interesting and witty account of life as I know it.  My whole personality mushed up and crammed in to a single post so that you would know me and like me immediately.

Ha!  That doesn’t even happen in real life.

I was also waiting for that one special day to hit the ‘publish’ button.  It was going to be the day I walked away from my corporate career two years ago.  Then it was going to be on the birth of my first child.  Currently, it’s my 35th birthday coming up this week.  So…I’m throwing that out the window and just hitting the button. Today. 

There will never be a perfect time.

Here at Deskmum, I juggle work, study and family life.  I know there are plenty of women out there doing the same…I’m not a pioneer.  I just want them to tell me their secrets. 🙂

I thought at 35, I would have life completely figured out.  (Didn’t we all?)  I spend most days not even getting close to the ideals of perfection I have in my head.  I also spend most days thinking about G&Ts.

But I’m ok with that.

Looking forward to sharing the journey with you.

Tell me about the whys and wherefores behind your first blog post?