Personal achievements and failures, 2016 summary.

Past year have been tough on me. Many things happened and much more didn’t. It was a real tour de force. Despite hard times I have managed to “survive” quite well during this period. I had some personal satisfaction as well as some displeasures.

5 big achievements:

– do not rush so much, not any more (thanks to nursery! Yay!)

– happy kid

– developed more patience and self-control

– maintained positive mindset

– learned new programming for websites

5 big failures:

– lack of job

– neglected my health

– did not care of myself (beauty and physical form)

– not trying, not pushing enough

inable to silence a fierce inner critic

For the upcoming year I am looking to achieve more tomorrow than I did today and I am striving to improve myself all the time.

Happy 2017!

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Italian babies 

Advantages and disadvantages of having a baby in Italy.While pregnant I did some research about pros and cons of having a baby in different EU members. We were considering different possible places to live.

Some countries are better than others, in some ways, and there is no perfect place anyway.

Let’s talk about Italy. What I like about Italy are warm people, joy of life, baby fashion, Mediterranean food, sunny days, surrounding history, art and beauty everywhere.

The national health service is decent quality but overloaded. At least at north.

We did not much research about school as we think our baby will attend in different country. (We travel a lot.)

There are also some issues that are less positive abut having a baby in Italy. The diapers, formula and medicines are exaggeratedly expensive. I bought some disposable diapers online, from abroad, and they costed much less including a delivery fee. This is crazy.

This country is so magical. It could be an interesting experience for a baby to grow up here, but then unfortunately he will struggle as an adult. It’s complicated country. Very nice to stay for holiday, but quite intricate to live in.

We did not decide yet to move out as we are still waiting to see how the things are going to be and then we will decide.

Resignation letter

To whom it may concern.
I am writing to formally notify that I am resigning from my position as full time mother.

If I could provide any assistance with training my replacement (called father) in order to facilitate the transition I will be happy to do that.

I am unable to work for the whole notice period and I apologise for the short notice and any inconvenience this may caused.
Thank you for the opportunity of personal development that I have been proved.
I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Best regards.
I wrote this letter as I am exhausted and tired. I need at least a holiday leave… Only for me.