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Am I in hiding?

I feel as though I am hiding. Hiding from work, hiding from anything actually that requires any extra input. I find myself drained at the end of the day and loadshedding is coming at crucial times; times that I apparently have energy to do all the things yet no electricity to actually do them.

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Avi is back in Durban and although I am all sorts of grateful, I must admit, he is part of the reason that I feel as though I am hiding. I’ve gotten nothing done in the past two days because it seems as though there is never enough time.

It seems more important now to have a clean home, folded laundry and supper ready at whatever time which means ACTUAL work has fallen to the backburner. When I do actually accomplish all household tasks, Eskom decides to cut off the power.. I mean, have they really bothered to think about how these power cuts affect small businesses?

I knew it would take some time to adjust, I just don’t see how I will manage to fit in the extra work with two toddlers, an infant, a husband, a dog and a house to see to. My head constantly feels as though its about to explode. Sometimes I think that if I was organized and had some sort of schedule that I would feel a bit better, but have YOU ever tried to schedule and sync a 4 year old, a 3 year old & a 2 month old?? It just aint working out for me.

I would loooove to have a schedule for the day, a meal plan for cooking, some productivity and a clean house. Also, as a procrastinator, I’m very doubtful that I will actually stick to ANY schedule whatsoever. So my problem seems solutionless and that in itself is a huge problem.

So while writing this post, I have made a decision. I’m going to do the following things:

1. Write out a full and comprehensive list of all things that need to be done

2. Schedule all these things (a loose, adaptable schedule)


4. Meal plan the crap out of the next month

5. Pep talk with my other half

6. Schedule adult time; because we have three kids and we want them to be our glue instead of our distancing factor.

7. I really gotta try some wine 😂😂 Apparently it makes motherhood easier

So yes, those are my tasks for the next year.. okay you and I both know that I mean days but do I really need to mention again that I’m basically living in procrastination station?? Lol I don’t even know why making lists make me feel better.. I mean like even though I’m a master procrastinator, making lists make me feel better.. I think maybe its because when I actually get down to it, I feel really accomplished when I check off all the items on my list (well, the narrowed down, I can do the other stuff some other day list).

What strategies do you use to stay sane as a mom? Let me know!

Simone Gobin is a 24 year old, it graduate, wife to Avi and mother to Yash & Ralee Gobin. She spends her days being a mother and a wife. She has decided to start a blog as a creative outlet as well as connect with other parents. Her belief is that there is a lot to learn from other parents out there and she welcomes all advice possible.

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