Now I’m in my 30’s and have 2 kids and a loving fiance’. We both work full-time, kids are in full-time care, Matt does freelance graphic design outside of work, I run and online Etsy store, blog, and have a few creative projects on the go.
“How do you do it?” Was the question I was asked all the time by friends and co-workers.
I love my Job, my family and friends. We strive to keep the balance between those 3 and this is how it worked:
Fortunately my place of employment was very understanding and allowed me to step into a casual position within the same department. After all. I enjoy what I do, I just wasn’t able to be great at everything all of the time. I think sometimes we forget that no one is.
Weeks have passed and now I see the benefits. Ella and I “chat” more and she tells me the gossip from school and the highlights of her day. We complete homework together. Arvi loves interacting with Ella and myself but we also get so much more quality time to play together.
I manage the house and the home duties don’t seem like a major deal as it gets done on a daily basis rather than scurrying around all weekend. I laugh more and take more notice of the little things that I used to skim over. Matt arrives home more relaxed and is still just as helpful as before, but now we have time to talk and laugh together. We have more time and energy for each other.
Work is more enjoyable and less stressful. Each week I’m more energised and focused to perform my duties. At first I felt terrible about having to give up my job because I’d worked so hard to get to where I was and looking at how I started out; I was very career focused. But when I weighed up my home life the choice was a “no brainer” I can put career on hold for a little while and return to it, but I can’t put my family and the kids childhoods on hold and find that lost time.
We don’t have major assets to boast about but we have got balance and our health. Now I feel like I have it all.
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