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Word of the Week – Hectic

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Each Friday, I would like to share a word of the week with you. Something that summarises what I’ve been up to, how I’ve felt and how life is generally going. I’d love if you’d share your own in the comments or even join in with the link up if you are a blogger. (You can find the details at the bottom of this post.) It can be so therapeutic to reflect on what’s been happening, good or bad. It will be nice to look back on these posts in the future too!


This week I have chosen the word Hectic

At first I was going to use the word busy this week, but that doesn’t quite cut it. No, this week was hectic. Rewind to the middle of March. As households began to batten down the hatches my architectural drawing work, reliant on home visits for survey measurements, dried up almost over night. Normally my weeks are filled with freelancing and I’m on and off the phone and in and out of emails multiple times a day. Then the pandemic hit, all went quiet. For four months I’ve had essentially no work.

This week, as the rules have been changing and more and more people are becoming comfortable with “normal life” again my work load has picked up dramatically. I’d just like to mention (and reassure) here that I’m not the one that does the home visits. I work with an architect who then send me his sketches. I am still staying far away for the time being!

Anyway, all of a sudden normal has felt overwhelming for me. Sitting thinking about it now I’m having a bit of a laugh at myself. I clearly got a little too comfortable pottering around the house and napping whenever I needed too. I’m so grateful for the quiet period I’ve had though. It allowed me to handle my first trimester of pregnancy in peace and it made lockdown strangely enjoyable in some ways as I was able to take a far slower approach to life.

With baby on the way though, things were never going to stay quiet for long. The practice for busy days with little rest was definitely needed and my work load has given me a good kick up the bahooky. It also means that my income is returning to normal once more and I certainly have no complaints about that.

As we approach the weekend I am now looking around the living room at a messy coffee table, a pile of washing and some Amazon packages which arrived on Monday and have yet to be opened. My next challenge is finding balance between work and home again, alongside family in a few short months. If you have any tips on managing this I’d love to hear them in the comments please! I’m off to uncover the hoover from some far off corner and see if I can find the floor again.

Emma x


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  1. Life certainly does seem to be getting more hectic, a lot of things are back to normal now (well, as normal as we can expect) my daughter goes back to work next week after 4 months, that’s going to be strange. My life hasn’t changed much apart from having the kids around all the time. I’ve always worked from home. WE have to adapt all the time and I’m sure you’ll soon get back into the swing of things. It’s good preparation for the hectic life you’ll have once baby has arrived 🙂 (that’s the best kind of hectic though, remember to enjoy every moment.)

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      That’s the wonderful thing Anne, having a baby will be hectic but it will also be so enjoyable. I can’t wait for the switch! #WotW

  2. It does sound like a hectic week! I am glad work has picked up for you again but sorry it’s felt a bit overwhelming. Good luck with catching up on the housework. I am sure you’ll find the right balance soon x

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      I think I’m just about on top of things again Kim, after doing a bit of catching up over the weekend. Guarantee I’m back to a messy house by Friday, haha! Ah well, it happens #WotW

  3. Glad that work has picked up again for you even if it has meant a hectic week which is probably a bit of a shock to the system after slowing down over the last few months. Finding the right balance with juggling it all is a tricky one! I have days when I feel like I’m successfully juggling all the balls (albeit only just!) and days when I definitely feel like I’ve dropped most of them. Hope you managed to find time over the weekend to relax and recover from the busyness too. #WotW

    1. Sunshine and Rain says:

      I did thank you Louise, and thankfully this one has been far more manageable too! 🙂 #wotw

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