Maybe it’s just me, but I find myself complaining an awful lot lately. Sometimes I think to myself that being a woman is soooo much work! From the late night stories to the early morning preparations and everything in between, I feel like I rarely have time for myself. Don’t get me wrong, I love being a mother and I love being a wife but I sometimes just want to go into a corner and have just an hour of serenity. Is that possible anymore?
I thought that working from home would make life a bit easier but boy was I wrong? It actually made things harder. I mean I am at home so I should be able to make sure that everything is perfect, right? So I need advice from other moms and especially working moms. How do you balance it? How do you juggle being a wife, a mom and an employee? When you are trying to give each task your all and you realize that you cannot, which one do you give less? When I feel as though I am not doing enough for my son, I hate myself but at the same time I have to pay special attention to my husband and my job as well. Oh, I almost forgot that I am also a student completing a dissertation. So now, that is literally four jobs and I am still adding one activity or the next. You know, being room mom going on field trips and volunteering.
I find it so hard to say no but at the same time, I feel like I am stretching myself thin. Working moms and moms in general are my heroes. I think that I took it for granted when I was single and on the go. Now I have a new appreciation for moms that are able to prioritize and organize and get things done.
If you are familiar with my writing you know that I am always asking for and wanting your feedback and advice. As I wait, I am off to do one of those mommy duties that I love….. It’s story and bed time;).