As summer draws to a close its very much bittersweet. Back in July when the freak heatwave struck I couldn’t wait for it to end. I had a newborn baby and with temperatures reaching almost 30 degrees Celsius in my house and no way to cool things down it was a lot to handle. Yet as excited as I am for autumn I’m still very much mourning the summer gone by already. It just signifies more time that has passed and another chapter that is finished.
This summer has passed in a fog. In late May we put our house on the market and from that moment the house sale has predominantly been the focus. If I’m honest, I can’t wait to move out, and part of me has wished away the summer just to get out of this house. It’s been three months of discussions, paperwork and signatures with solicitors, mortgage advisors, estate agents and banks. All this with a newborn baby in tow.
We have tried to do more than just be consumed by it all. We’ve had days out here and there. Henry wanted desperately to go to the library which we did, and then we spent the rest of the day in the city just absorbing that city life that we will miss having such easy access too once we move. We also went away for five days last week. It was Hugo’s first holiday. We didn’t get on a plane or leave the UK, but we were in our happy place, and we loved every second of it.
Time Goes Way Too Fast
I feel like a broken record since Hugo has been born. I find everything that comes out of my mouth is a complaint about the speed of time. The days just go too fast. The weeks all rolled into one and without realising my baby is over three months old already. I’m trying to be present. I’m trying to enjoy and accept every moment for what it is, but I feel like it’s whipping by beyond my control.
I wish I could slow things down just while I catch my breath. Before long it will be winter and then Christmas will have come and gone before we know it. I realise already that it will soon be January 1st the start of a new year and that is both overwhelming and terrifying.
Stop, Take it all in
It’s easy to become swept up in the daily grind. My days consist of feeding and trying to nap my baby. Hours pass like minutes. Sometimes my patience is short with Henry. Mostly the effort has gone with Ollie. I feel like a balloon stretched a bit too thin. I’m trying to give everyone and everything so much that I don’t stop and just take it all in. Tomorrow I am going to pause. Just for a moment. Just to catch my breath. So I can remember who I am and why I’m doing all of this. I will start this autumn as the wife and mother I want to be. Making sure I start this season present so that if time does decide to go so fast, I won’t feel short-changed. I won’t feel like I’ve missed out.
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