I officially allowed my self some rest from my one year project since my routines were completely destroyed by my newborn.
Of course the project hasn't been abandoned and it made some evolutions.
What I did in this month:
- I spent big part of the day taking care of Vittoria, feeding her or just looking at her and being looked back. Mums know that spending so much time with a small child can be sometime frustrating because you really don't have a minute for yourself and I am the kind of person who really wants to have some time for herself everyday. But, I think this is my last child and I am really enjoying every moment of her.
- I spent the rest of my days organizing the life of my first child who went to the elementary school. Since I am not working I ama trying to be much more present in her school life and this takes a lot of time and effort away. It is unbelievable How many things you have to buy and to prepare when your child starts school.
- I also set al her extra scholastic activities up: swimming lessons, english lessons and gymnastics. Every day we have an after school activity to attend and it is quite demanding
- We were at my best friend's wedding, 1000km away from here (not easy with two children and a very small one)
- I read a lot of books, non fiction books. I am going to open a new page soon with all my readings in this year.
- I walk an average of 7000 steps per day (target 10000) and I workout with a team of mums and their strollers at the park. It is a new trend in Italy and I think it is brilliant, since you can work out, breathe the fresh september air at the park and you can do it with your child comfortably sit in his stroller
- I spend a weekend in my hometown, Matera, and I could finally sketch some heartbreaking landscapes (I hadn't sketched in a long time) like the one in the picture above
How my project slightly changed:
Inoticed that I spend more and more time walking or exercising or cooking healthy food and this is something I want to do more in the future.
So I decided that Moving to a healthier life should be in my map (that will be updated soon) and I should do something every day to fulfill the plan.
Last question: am I happy? or am I happier?
I can say that raising a small child is not easy in the first month, but I am satisfied with how I am doing it and with all the things I am managing to do in this period, for me and for my family.