Nelly Elliott

Newcastle based blogger, mama, creative, coffee-only with my oxygen, vegan, plus-size fashion lover and feminist.


Life Lately - Changes, Balance and the Juggle.

How on earth is it nearly March?! What even is time anymore?

I feel endlessly sad about my poor neglected corner of the internet, I desperately want to share and write and take part in this wonderful community again, but I am struggling so hard with the number of hours in the day, or lack thereof. I thought I would do a little brain dump/ goal update/ check-in to tell you I am still alive.

So, despite being painfully time poor at the moment there are actually some really good changes afoot. After setting myself some SMART objectives back at the end of December I set lots of wheels in motion and things have started to pay off. I have got myself a long awaited promotion at work AND increased my hours back to full time again. This was not an easy decision as I had to weigh up the extra childcare, potential time away from Zoe, and also if it was actually the best for our little family unit. In the end it came down to my career progression and it felt like the right time with Zoe being a bit older now and also the extra money would be good to try and achieve my financial goals too.

Plus we have the most wonderful childminder who Zoe absolutely adores, so that eases a tiny fraction of the working mum guilt.

When you team all of these work changes with lots of travel and weekends away, a few bouts of illness (nothing serious just colds and tummy bugs), and trying to have some self care time - it leaves little time for anything else, let alone my poor blog. I do hope that as I settle in to my new schedule I will find the time to do it all, but its taking that bit of time to adjust.

Lets not even talk about meal planning, its all gone to pot and I am fairly sure I have forgotten where my kitchen is right now. If anyone has any amazing life juggling tips, please share. Specifically around managing house work and cooking when working.

I will get there, I will adjust and adapt and learn how to rock these changes but for now, I am prioritising as best I can.