I think that sometimes we all need to stop and seek perspective in life. What direction should we be going in? Are we really where we think we should be? What can we do to change things?
For four years I was a stay at home mom. While it was way harder to stay at home than work (for me, not for everyone), I really miss that with all my heart. The idea of not having to worry about who is going to keep your kids when school is out or which of the two parents are going to call in sick to work when one of your kids wake up sick in the middle of the night. Staying at home did come with its downfalls with the number one being lack of money to go out and do much of anything. There was a whole lot of just staying at home, climbing the walls for me and my babies. It was a daily struggle to keep them busy and still get done what all I needed to around the house and with my sewing business at the time.
I have been back at work on a part time basis for 6 months now. It took some time to get use to it and there was a whole lot of anxiety to overcome. Then during all that, I made the crazy decision to launch my new invitation,card, party business. That in its self has become a pretty demanding job but atleast I am home and within talking distance of my babies. Everyday I am working hard and still struggling to find a happy balance between working a job outside the home while running a business inside the home and keeping up with my rockstar mommy and wife duties.
I have a wonderful blog that I read on a very regular basis. I have been following this mommy of four's struggles and victories for a good while now. Today I read THIS POST! It is a post that will slap you in the face and slow you down while trying to gain some for real true life perspective.
I seriously am not posting this saying that mothers shouldn't work outside the home because I do but yet to find a balance and figure out what we can let go of to make sure that we (or I) have as few regrets as possible.