I’m going to start this journey off by telling you a little about me. I am a 35 years old. I’ve been married to a very handsome Italian man for almost 6 years now. We have a crazy, energetic, funny almost three year old (who is the definition of a terrible two toddler at times) and a lovable, happy 9 month old who still doesn’t sleep through the night.
I have been working from home for 6 years now and I love it. God blessed me with a great mother-in-law who is able to watch my boys while I work. And yes…I truly do think she is great. We are one of those families that have been very fortunate to getting along with both sides of the family and actually like hanging out together. Working from home has its ups and downs. I get to watch my boys learn and grow and be with them each day. I can make my own schedule. I can stay in my pajamas all day if I wish. I’m in the comfort of my own home. The down side…because I make my own schedule, I’m the one who has to handle all the phone calls during the day, make all the appointments and go to them all. I am on call 24/7 because I’m home 24/7. I don’t get the adult interaction that most out of the home workers gets. I have to work all odd hours because I need to accommodate everybody else and their schedules into my working schedule. It’s not always easy and I get overwhelmed quickly. I will still chose this job over any other though because the benefits of working from home outweigh any negatives.
My struggles recently have been making time and figuring things out. I tend to overthink things. My 9 month old had colic for his first 3 months of life and I didn’t know how to survive each day. My toddler is now going through the terrible twos and it kills me to not know how to help him through this stage. My 9 month old doesn’t sleep through the night and I’m exhausted. My husband and I have gone on maybe 3 dates in the last year. I am having a hard time finding time for me, let alone my husband. With this new year coming up, I want to start dating my husband again. I want to start letting some things go. I want to start being a better mom. I want to start taking the pressure off myself. I want to start fully enjoying life and not stressing the small things.
Welcome to my blog. I am a wife. I am a mom. I am just trying to figure life out 😊