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Life's Minor Adjustments

Sunday, September 21, 2008

After 7 years of being a stay at home mom, I will be starting a part time job in the next week or so.
I had always worked until I married my husband. It is the second marriage for both of us. He is the custodial parent for his two boys, who were ages 4 and 10 at the time we married.

Over the last 7 years I went from really loving being home, to feeling isolated (all my family lives in a neighboring state), and then to finally be comfortable with being home.
I liked making a daily task list, grocery shopping and cooking healthy meals for my family.
But, with the economy getting really scary and the price of gas and groceries going up, I just felt I needed to do this. The boys are older now so hopefully, they will pitch in and help around here some.
I freely admit, I am kind of a control freak, and am already worried about getting everything done here at home when I will be here less to do it. God bless those working women who do it all.

I am a little stressed about making sure I continue to stay on the workout schedule I am doing right now. I have already told my hubby that I don't want to give up any of that. I have worked so hard to get back in shape and be a healthier person. And I am going to do everything in my power to make sure I continue to be.
I really enjoy reading all of the Spark mails and posting to the boards every evening. And as a Community Team member I want to fulfill all my obligations. In other words, I don't want to let anyone down, myself included.

So, wish me luck.
And 3 big cheers for all those working mothers who make it look easy. You are my inspiration!

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    Oh my gosh - Janet. You should not be worried about this. Look how much you have accomplished on your own. This will be a new challenge, no doubt, but one you can easily accommodate. Just take what you have learned regarding focus, dedication, and doing what you need to do, and apply it to this new addition to your life.

    You will do a great job and make everyone else envious on how you keep it all together. emoticon

    PS. I don't live very far from you, just north in good ole Buckeye country, Columbus!! Jill
    4606 days ago
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