Because I’m constantly telling you how grateful I am to be home I should also tell you that it has its struggles… This morning has been the most challenging I’ve had in probably a year… Every single button I have this week has been pressed- I feel burnt out… Overwhelmed… And exhausted by my blessings.
Just like working out of the house, working from home has its challenges… I regularly don’t use the bathroom by myself… I make approximately 20 snacks a day… My conference calls are regularly interrupted… I’m always cleaning SOMETHING... Honestly, There’s days where I miss the luxury of being able to just check out-Have adult conversations in person and the quite commute.
Do not read this wrong.
I feel absolutely blessed With the opportunity to be an at home working mom… It’s something I never thought would be our reality… And the pros definitely outweigh the cons… But PLEASE don’t get caught up in my highlight reel.
I’m a freaking hot mess, I lose my crap, I have meltdowns in the shower… I call my girlfriends to vent...And just like every other parent out there some days like today I reach my breaking point and count down the hours till bedtime.
I’ve been home with Jenna since she was 7 months old… I worked out of house until my oldest was 8 years old. So, all of this still feels new sometimes- I don’t have it completely figured out…probably never will- but man oh man, being with your kids 24/7 with zero breaks and not using alcohol to relax is exactly why I workout 😂😆 Today I’m praying, Praying for patience. I know these off days will not be how my kids remember their childhood and for that I am THANKFUL, I just had to share because so much of my life is shared, and at times I think people think I have it all figure out and social media has everyone thinking they need to be “perfect”- The reality is, regardless of whether you work out of the house, work from home, or a stay at home mom you’re allowed to have an off day… Your feelings are valid and know that you’re not alone most of us are just winging it and Locking ourselves in the bathroom and counting to 10 so we don’t completely lose it!!! To the momma who’s reading this, YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB.