March 14, 2012

You know the expression 'busting my guts'?
'cause life is pretty much doing just that for me.
Working full time as a teacher of 5 & 6 year olds is exhausting at the best of times. Add to the mix a new puppy, a sleep regressed (who am I kidding, regressed refers to falling from a good place in the zzz world, we have not been there in 20 months) toddler and a volunteer firefighter who works double shifts at his job and spends his night off 'training' at the get an exhausted and emotionally unstable me.
Tears, sulks, general grumps, sums up my day today.
I have been pulling it all off, on the good days I call it 'rhythm', on the bad 'the grind'. Either way life has gotten crazy busy. It is busting my guts.
Looking forward to a holiday.
In the meantime P makes me smile and remember to stop and smell the roses (lots of other smells in there too).

Even in the bust, life can be pretty sweet,
Hoping life is being kind and slow to others, I know my turn is around the bend again.
♡ ashley


  1. I know it can all get overwealming at times... that cute little smile has to make it easier though!

  2. Just remember to be kind to yourself and breath. Being a Mummy is one of the hardest things we can ever do, try to find some time to be yourself and hold on to the fact that one day when they don't need us so much we will miss the days when they would cling to us in the night x

  3. Such beautiful photos...

    Tears, sulks, grumps? This too shall pass.

    You are doing the most important job in the world.

    Stay well. xx

    Posting as Anonymous but
    Dancing on a Blade of Grass

  4. Some days just suck don't they - hope you get the best nights sleep ever.
    Sleep always makes things better!

  5. I hear you on the toddler not sleeping, my little girl has decided 4.30am - 5 is a good time to start the day!


  6. Thank you for posting this. Nice to know I'm not the only one feeling this way. And agian: lovely pictures of you girl.

  7. Oh you poor love, it all sounds so draining. I do know what you mean though, life is difficult and sometimes I wonder why it is so hard. But I guess anything worthwhile doesn't come easily. Your gorgeous girl there is most definitely one of the sweeter parts of the daily grind though xo

  8. Oh Ashley it sounds like life is super busy for you at the moment, it's hard when things just seem to keep coming when all you really want is for things to slow down or stop. I'm glad you've got those happy and quieter little moments to smile about with your sweet little girl, they make things so much fun in good ways and hard ways too:) I hope you've been having a good week so far. x

  9. It's all ebb and flow.. the tide will come in again soon :) x



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