You know those days where you just feel like throwing in the towel? The ones where your house is a wreck, your kids are driving you nuts and you are so overwhelmed with work you just want to scream? That’s where I was yesterday.
It’s a sad reality that I feel this way, but I do. I am sure that I am not alone.
I shared about being laid off from my normal work from home job. The one with the paycheck that was the same every two weeks and the health insurance. Yeah, my life got flipped upside down after that.
I had big goals for June and this month of July. June went by as a transition month. July is my birthday month and I turned 28. Not old, but old enough to me. Three kids can take a toll on you. July is not going quite as I had planned but we will see when August goals are set to see where I am.
But back to the point. Lately throwing in the towel sounds great. I was doing just fine until I got laid off. The money was guaranteed, my house was semi-clean and I actually had time for my kids.
BUT YESTERDAY I DRANK MY COFFEE AND HANDLED IT!
I found a new perspective and made a new outlook for myself. I needed to get back on track and make myself happy. Make time for my kids. Make time for getting housework done. Make time for some sanity.
I am scraping by to bring in what I can to help the family and putting in applications for a job that provides me insurance. AND THAT’S OKAY. It’s what I can do for now.
My Virtual Assistant business has opened up opportunities to meet some great bloggers that I am able to help. I love doing that, but the process doesn’t make as much sometimes as my other job. That’s fine though. I am doing my part. I am using my talents of helping others and knowing what it takes in the blogging world to get posts noticed.
I am doing this. It’s all new to me to be “jobless”. By this I mean not having a paper check or direct deposit every week. No 401K.
My husband is handling all of my mood swings and kids driving me crazy and the house not quite being perfect with grace. I appreciate him for this. He for the most part has been my rock. Praises me when I make accomplishments with my blog. Not all husbands understand what we do every day.
So here’s to taking a step back and taking a deep breath. I will survive this. I will find the schedule that works for me. I won’t feel terrible about my kids entertaining themselves while I am in front of the computer what seems like 24/7. I will make changes to be the best me that I can be.
So, to all the other mamas (and dads) out there, we’ve got this.
DRINK YOUR COFFEE & HANDLE IT.