I sure do. I feel like I am pulled in every direction possible, and then some. I’ve got to worry about two full time jobs, my husband, my kids, the household and everything in between. Oy.
At one point, I was a work at home mom. My blog was new, so I was working at it diligently. I had my first son, so I was learning the ropes of motherhood, supporting my husbands enjoyable, yet time consuming career and taking care of the household like no other! I still had a little bit of time for myself. Just a smidgen. I thought I was busy then.
A couple of years in, I had to work part time, which eventually led to full time, then we had another baby. All of this, in addition to what I was doing before. WTH. If you’d seen my house before, you’d never believe how it looks now. I had so many great moments with my son when he was a baby, into toddler hood. I feel like I am missing them all with my daughter.
I gotta catch a break!
With all of this comes the lack of focus on ME. I’ve been trying to take better care of myself, but priorities are always set on the rest of the family. I even started a self-help Project Me series that encourages moms to remember to take care of themselves. It works for the time being, but I need more of it! Even my lunch breaks at work are filled with errands, doctors appointments, school activities, and more.
The worst part: I don’t get enough quality time with my family members. Most of the day, I am gone. When I get home, I am working, cooking. cleaning, laundering, writing, and killing myself to get stuff done. What about time with the kids? What about alone time with the hubs? Very far, few and in between. Since I am not usually home until 6pm, crappy dinners or quick take out usually happen if I want to spend a little time with the kids before they go to bed. More to do, then sleep for a few hours to do it all over again the next morning.
I’d love more time in the day, just one more hour? Please? I would love to try Zumba. Maybe Yoga. Get caught up on household chores and sleep. Hang out with my husband. But most of all, spend time with my kids.
Geez, I am overworked. But until I get some relief, I am just going to keep on smiling, chin up.