Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Glancing over the archives

...I came across this post I wrote exactly a year ago. Given my recent angst and our new household setup, I couldn't have read it at a better time.


dipali said...

I guess this made things pretty clear, Sue:)

Poppins said...

Read both your posts and listen, don't make any decisions in a hurry. Just get more organized - I know it sounds impossible but you can do it! Whenever you feel like life is getting too much for you to handle, just take a deep breath and stop what ever else you're doing till you can fix it to an acceptable level.

One thing you really need to do is to STOP fantasizing about quitting your job. If at every juncture you start thinking about quitting, you'll never give it your best shot. There's a reason you're in the job market, so why not give it a try?

Trust me I've been there whole of last year (of work that is). And now I'm back at work (albeit part time) and I can't tell you how much more relaxed I feel. I know that when I go back full time the craziness will start again, but this time I'm ready to deal with it. I think. The key is to decide to do only two out of three things - be a parent, be a working woman or be a housekeeper. You CANNOT be all three. Period.

Phew this is getting too long.. Maybe an email is better :)

Sue said...

Dipali -- Yes, indeed.

Poppy -- This morning I suddenly realised how lost I'd feel without an office to go to every morning. I'm going to try to let go of the housekeeper bit. Thanks for the comment. It helped a lot.