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Just trying to find my way

Posted Jan 27 2009 8:05pm

So I have a good excuse this time for not blogging the entire month of September. Things have really begun to take a toll on me with my daughter and I'm trying to find my way. As I've told you before, my husband and I adopted both of our children and while it was a wonderful experience, the last few months have been rough.

As you may already know, I value the privacy my children deserve so I try to share without telling EVERYTHING about them. So, let's just say my daughter suffered some pretty rough trauma before she came to live with us and it still haunts her today. I've been struggling with what services and assistance she needs and this process has brought me to a pretty important conclusion - I am going to have to analyze just how much longer I can work a traditional 40 hour per week job. It just doesn't leave enough time to do what my daughter needs me to do.

And yes, I still dream of having my own business and I've made a few decisions on that end. But I am still nervous about taking the plunge, setting a date to resign and leaving the business world behind. I am making progress though. I have at least, come up with a plan. Like most moms I am struggling to get it all done, and now, as I discover the special needs and attention my daughter will require, I find myself less and less interested in going to work.

I know there are many moms struggling with some of the same concerns I have and as I take this journey I hope to hear from some of you trying to decide how to get the right work/life balance. Stay tuned, later this week I'll tell you a little more about my daughter, my plan and about the things you need to remember if you decide to adopt from your state child welfare system.

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