It has been almost 4 years since I officially became a "work outside the home mom" and it took a long time for me to feel comfortable in that role. I am finally in a place that I am happy with our life. For the first two years or so I felt like I was the most unorganized, crazy person on the planet. I had no clue how those with multiple children survived, I was barely getting by with 1! The last year it has all kind of fallen into place. I feel like we are in a great rhythm at home, I love my work, Michael loves his job, and we are just in a good place in life for the first time in about 6 years.
There are still some things in my life that I just can't figure out how to squeeze in. I need to pick up and do laundry, meal prep, errands, plus I need a little "me time", and I have a stack of books by my bed I just can't get read after spending all day researching and reading current OSHA literature at work. It is hard working, being a mommy, and still having time for everything I want to do. I feel like I live life one crisis away from a meltdown. (Trust me that this is true, it happened last Thursday.)
How do you all keep your life in balance? I want to hear from women in all stages of life! New moms, older moms, stay at home moms, work outside the home moms, everyone! Leave a comment on how you survive a busy schedule, if you manage to exercise, read for fun, and still spend time with your family and not feel like you are drowning in life? I also feel like I say the same things on here over and over, so now I want to hear from you!