Monday, September 12, 2011

"At first glance it may appear too hard. Look again. Always look again."- Mary Anne Rodmacher

Wow and so we start with this! I have encountered so many circumstances in the last year that I just didn't think  I was going to make it through. New job, new home, love(s) lost, etc but somehow, through the grace of God, I am doing reasonably well. Right now my current struggle is balancing work with my home responsibilities. My son just started pre-kindergarten and unfortunately due to the rising costs of preschool we don't arrive at home until around 6:00pm nightly and this cuts into my time with him in the evening.  We used to be home every night around 4:00pm and that left lots of time for a proper dinner and outside playtime before his 7:30pm bedtime. Although we have breakfast every morning, and recently started having story time as well,  I feel like I am missing out on raising him. That he spend more time with his teachers than with his mommy. Work is stressful and I wonder if I took on too much responsibility at the wrong moment. I will never get these years back with my son and that is my number one priority... it has to be. So I guess I am actively looking for a new position that will allow me to feel challenged at work but that for the most part I can leave at the office. I know that it will be difficult to find something like this at this level (as I cant take a pay cut because then I couldn't pay for preschool) but I know is possible.... I have faith :)


  1. hey! give yourself some credit, and do what works best for you family :) i talked with someone that said they worked while her kids were young so she could be there for them as teenagers (when they really got into trouble and she wanted to be there for them). so see what the two of you need and what you can do, and make it work. you've got this :)

  2. Thanks for the words of encouragement :) I know there will always be compromises I just want to make "the best" ones at the "right time"... I am working on this....