I have made a decision. A BIG decision.
I have been considering it for a while. I had in fact, after weighing all the pros and cons firmly decided againt it in January.
Then .... pop....something just clicked in my head - I was obviously ready.
I changed my mind suddenly 2 weeks ago. The next day I started to plan and turn it into a reality.
I have decided to take a little time out. I just need to stop, regroup and breathe.
I applied and have been granted leave of absence from my job (the day after I decided).
It was an impulsive and decisive decision, but now it feels totally the right thing to do.
So what next...
I am selling my house and relocating the England for one year - no plan beyond that.
(and from a person with a slightly controlling nature this is huge)
Scary, yes, but necessary too.
The boys and I will initially move in with my sister and her family (because she is totally fab) and the boys will attend the local schools.
In the last two weeks I have started decluttering my house, appointed an estate agent, rented a storage locker, started cleaning and sorting my garden, painted some fences and sold my treadmill!!
Hopefully the house will be on the market within 5 weeks!!
That is an insane amount of work for a single working mother.
However, I've got this - I also have amazing friends.