After pontificating about why I am doing this let's get stuck in shall we? My name is Becky. I am 32 years old and I am one of those 'grown up' people you read about, y'know - married, got a house, two kids, nice family car, live in the suburbs, blah, blah, blah. It all happened over a decent period of time so I didn't notice it all creeping up on me and now here I am. Happy and coping. Or is that coping and happy?
I got married in 2007. Small ceremony (the two of us and a witness) in a low key location (City Hall, New York City) and young Charlie entered the world almost two years later. Perfect. It's all going according to the plan I didn't even know I had.
After my maternity leave of 52 weeks I got made redundant (boo!) but got job of my dreams on same day (yay!). Even more perfect. This is going better than I thought it would.
And then two weeks after my son's first birthday I got pregnant again, and 9 months later Max joined us. This was not in the schedule! Six weeks in to my new job I had to tell them I was pregnant and then I had to spend 8 months working full-time, looking after toddler / house & home / husband whilst pregnant.
And now? Well, now I am at home full-time with two under two (although I can only say that for another month!) and boy, does that bring ups and downs. I also aspire to live a life full of vintage loveliness (see Brocante Home for details!). I s'pose what I am hoping is that this blog shares those ups and downs and those aspirations with those who stumble across this and maybe someone, somewhere will take something away from this. Maybe.