I’ve always been into self help books. Maxing out on making this the best life possible. Always have been ambitious.
And now at the ripe old age of 44, I’m taking a long hard deep look at my life.
There is a lot of blessing. Baruch HaShem. But there is also a lot of chaos. I speak to my very supportive friends and family. They all tell me the same thing.
“Giving birth, immigration and losing a parent are all extremely stressful, life altering situations.”
In my case, I gave birth in 2015, made Aliyah to Israel 4 months later, my father passed away in 2016 and then I gave birth again in 2017. Now, bar the loss of my special dad, the other three life events are fantastic!
But it’s 2.5 years later and I’m still scrambling. Chaos has reigned supreme. Everyday, and I kid you not, there is a million things to do. And just when I think a break is coming over the horizon – something new begins.
Case in point: Remember how I told you my daughter was in a high school for the Arts, and was doing so well? Well that all came to crashing halt last week, when she hit us with a bombshell that she was extremely miserable. This has now turned into a week of running to different schools, counselors… Etc.
Back to my point though. I thought by this stage into the Aliyah process, I would be sailing. In fact I could not have imagined up the scenario that our lives have played into. I have zero time to put into myself. Be it physically, emotionally, spiritually, mentally or creatively. I can barely eke out these blog posts. They say that it takes 5 years to settle, but at this point I wonder…I’m not looking for your advice or sympathy, rather I thought I would enlist my small blog audience, and try and experiment with it and myself.
I think I’ve mentioned before, that my one daughter is diagnosed with ADD. After researching what it is, I came to the conclusion that I too, definitely fall under this umbrella. I read 5 books at a time, I start multiple projects all at once, and when I cook, I cook breakfast lunch and dinner for the next three days – all at once – so my kitchen looks like it exploded!! When I clean my house – it turns into spring cleaning, and I tend to begin in one room, return a book to another, notice something there that is out of place, then see a toy from a different room, go there, see how dirty the window is, go get paper towel, see the sink full of dishes, start to wash them, and the next thing I know kids are home, house is half clean, but my one window is sparkling!! And I wonder, why I can’t get a grip on this domestic thing.
So I follow some blogs. How to kind of blogs. And also subscribe to various learning websites with videos and how to’s. I also read a ton of books. My husband jokes that I just have to read the book and not have to follow through. I read and learn about diet related and health issues, arts and crafts, diy, organising, parenting, exercising and lots of other interests. One site that I have recently come across, and signed up to is Skillshare.
Besides learning a zillion things, they also have an affiliate program, by which I could get paid if anyone I refer, signs up. In fact there are many websites that do this. Another thing I have learnt recently. I also have come across many a Pinterest pin that details how to monetize your blog. So thats another thing I am going to try. Why not? I have no other income here, have my blog anyway- I am going to give it a shot, and I will let you know how I am doing. All I need for you guys – right now my friends and family, is share my posts, and sign up to my blog via email. I’d really like to experiment with this and see if it is in fact as easy as “they ” say.
So get ready for my next few posts to be showcasing how I make the food I find on different websites, how it actually looks and tastes. How my arts and crafts projects actually turn out, and whole other slew of fun stuff. Let’s see if I can finally get that yoga body, or stick to ONE eating plan, not 7 at one time. I am hoping this will give me platform to allow me to be into everything, but house it neatly in a blog. And maybe… even make money from it?!
BTW: The pic on top. Its NOT my desk. Not at all. Want to see a pic of my desk? Lets be all transparent now shall we?
But soon I hope she gets a makeover….