Finding Myself Again


A woman raising her hands in joy as she sits at the computer. Finding myself.I’m slowly finding myself. It is easy to get lost in motherhood. For a decade, it has been all about my children. Their needs and wants come first, and while I still have a career I am proud of, I have to admit that moving forward and trying new things hasn’t been a priority.

Until recently, this was not something I thought about or cared too much about. But I began to feel a little bit antsy. For a while, I highly considered quitting my job and strictly focusing on my kids. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I worked hard to get where I am, and I do not want to give that up.

So, what is it that I felt I needed? I started filling out some applications, but my heart is with the people and children I currently work with. As I lost sleep over this for a few months, I knew some changes needed to be made.

The right decision was to drop a few of my responsibilities and accept an offer to try something completely out of my comfort zone while staying in my current job. This opportunity still affords me time to be there for my kids while working on something for me that I enjoy. It is the perfect medium.

After almost a year of finding myself and realizing my children need me less, I feel like I am in a really good place. Call it an almost middle-aged crisis, but putting myself first, and putting myself out there to accept opportunities, has given me a lot to feel proud of besides my children.


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