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Me at my desk....this was taken last year as we were moving into our new office:
Lately, i have been feeling completely overwhelmed...I am struggling at home, work, with the kids, friends etc... trying to keep it together (as I'm sure you can tell from reading some of my recent posts)!! I have always been a very kept-together, independent, positive woman; but lately I am starting to feel beat down!! I feel like I can't get enough done around the house and that I am always missing time at work because somebody is at the doctor or appt or teacher meeting or field trip or volunteering or whatever!! I want to be a good, involved, not crabby (because of stress) mom-- I want to be a good house-keeper, and be able to stay on top of things better-- I want to be a good wife (or whatever Joe and I call each other)!!
Anyway, I have been given the opportunity to work part time; I will work 3 days a week and have the other 2 days to do whatever.I.want. I can do things around the house, get grocery shopping done, schedule all appointments...shoot, sometimes I can even just LAY AROUND if I feel like it!! And in having these extra 2 days-- sans kids--- I feel like I will be able to "breathe"; give myself some "rest"....not feel so pressured!!
My only concern is: Is it really worth it?? Is it worth taking a pay cut just to have those two extra days?? Is it worth losing half of my PSP and retirement money each year just to "give myself a break"??
I have been here for 5 (going on 6) years... I have watched this from inception and certainly will not give it all up.... but I feel like I will be a much better--happier person with just some extra time!! Any advice, comments, concerns, suggestions, experiences.....?