Confessions of a Working Mom: No Time

I literally have no time for anything anymore since coming back to work.  No time to write.  No time to read.  No time for a glass of wine.  Etc. etc. etc.  It’s why I haven’t been active on this blog in the last 2.5 months.  My time is devoted to work, laundry, baby food, dirty diapers and children’s athletics.  I love these things, but it’s draining.

I do miss the days of being able to curl up with a good book and glass of red wine.  Getting lost in the pages.

I miss taking time to write out my frustrations and worries.  So that they don’t get bottled up inside.  Waiting for the pressure to release in a volcanic explosion.

I miss being able to drop everything so I can go to a last minute invite to a concert or play.

I miss taking time for myself.

And, most of all, I miss having time to sleep.

Kids are great, and I wouldn’t change anything about my life, but I do miss the little things sometimes.  But mostly just sleep.

As I sit and read the last post I wrote, I feel discouraged.  I can’t even take my own advice.  Being a mom is awesome.  But I haven’t taken care of myself too.  I have been so focused on the needs of others (kids, work, husband), that I forgot my own.  Hopefully two months from now, I’ll look back and be thankful I found some time for myself.

I am a working mom and these have been my confessions.

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