Random images from the weekend:
The dress is now too big for me, discovered only after I put it on this morning. It gaps at the chest & is too big in the lower half, so I threw a sweater on to hopefully disguise it.
- Printed dress - BCBG
- Black sweater - Jcrew
- Silver heart necklace - gift from Michael
- Black patent shoes - Nordstrom
- Awesome boot - doctor
I know a workout will help give me a little energy today, so that's my plan. And, I need to eat well & fuel my body appropriately so I have energy to survive the day.
These are the days that being a working mom is extremely challenging. You just really can't do it all, regardless of what people say or your own expectations. I've been facing this "is it worth it" career dilemma for quite a while, and thinking about other possibilities. Basically, I'm working on a different master plan once my youngest son enters kindergarten (next fall). More on this to come, but it actually feels harder to have balance and be a great mom/parent as my kids get older. With Sam starting elementary school in the fall, schedule coordination gets increasingly challenging. I keep asking myself if money is worth the stress we're all under in my house, and whether we would be better served if I took on a consulting/freelance role in the same industry I'm in now. There are plenty of opportunities, and my schedule would be infinitely more flexible. It's something I've wrestled with for months now. Deep thoughts on a Monday morning.
Have you ever had a career or work/life balance crisis?