Diary of a Working Mom
Well, geez, I got the first “kidHaven ain’t what it used to be” comment recently.
I knew it was coming…it was just a matter of someone saying what we’ve all been thinking – kidHaven is in dire need of some updating! When’s the last time I checked my email? I couldn’t even tell you.
This working mama has been busier than busy. I wake up, do the morning shuffle, go to work, do the evening shuffle and make it through bedtime without falling asleep with the kids about 50% of the time. Repeat daily. Lately, I rejuvinate by sitting at the beach with the kids all weekend. I once had the mountains as my escape, my place to unwind. Now, it’s the sand through my toes and sun on my skin that I long for (that I need) to recalibrate week after week. This once stay at home mom who used to go, go, go looking for exciting weekend adventures has somehow turned into a working mom that needs some serious weekend down time. Crazy how life can change so dramatically so quickly. It’s all good though. I love my work. I really, really do. The paycheck is also a necessary element in our lives that I must admit is a driving force for so much change.
I guess the point of me sitting down tonight was to give a slight explanation of what’s going on with kidHaven lately. I cannot tell a lie – it just ain’t up to snuff these days. I’ve been swamped, plain and simple, and something’s had to give. I was driving the other day (when I do my best thinking) and decided this time off from kidHaven has been my own little sabbatical. I’m in the middle of a pretty big transition in my life and need to find my new rhythm. kidHaven is still a part of the equation, I just haven’t quite worked out the details yet.
So, thank you for this sabbatical. I shall return in due time. Until then, here’s to life’s twisty, winding roads! ~kim