Remember a few weeks ago when I got all crazy thinking that when the kids both went off to school in the fall I’d have so much more time to myself? Yeah…I don’t know what the hell I was thinking there.
A lot has changed since I wrote that post about being bummed out.
Let’s see, oh, right…my husband lost his job. And then we moved- the weekend before school started.
So we’re in a different city and state.
The husband just started a new job.
The kids both started new schools.
And I’m running around like a chicken with its head cut off most days.
Here’s the thing- we’re staying with my parents right now, and we’re completely OK with it. Is it something I love to broadcast to the world? No. But that’s the reality of our situation, and we are actually much happier where we’re at now. We are so fortunate to have this option and not have to “stick it out” where we were at any longer. We were all pretty unhappy there and didn’t really want to invest anymore time into trying to make it work.
Now, we’re closer to family (that’s putting it mildly- we’re VERY close to family now!) and so far it’s working out just fine for everyone. It’s not forever though, and we aren’t the first people in the world to have to do this. (If it feels like I’m reassuring myself of this I totally am, because it’s hard not to feel like a loser or something when you’re 29 and have to move your entire family back into the house you grew up in!). Seriously though- it’s not a big deal. Anyone in this type of situation shouldn’t feel like they are a loser, and I’ve had to realize that sometimes it’s OK to need help, right? Our situation is just temporary while my husband gets busier at his new location and builds up his clientele again. In the meantime, we’re saving money and enjoying not being so isolated and far away from everyone we know. Most of my closest friends live within 30 minutes of me now, and the same goes for Shayne. We have a much better support system here and I can already see a huge improvement in my own mood. And the kids get to see Grandma & Grandpa every day now, rather than just 2 or 3 times a year.
And another huge perk- my husband no longer hates his job!
So yay for that.
Having to send your husband off to his job everyday knowing he absolutely loathed his place of work wasn’t a great feeling, and I hated the fact that he had to put up with so much crap there. It took all of my self control not to waltz in there before leaving town and give them all the finger.
A perfectly manicured finger, that is, since I just got the entire fall collection sent to me from the lovely people at Gelish MINI!!!
Look for some upcoming posts about the new Gelish MINI colors!
Anyone else ready for Fall to get here?
My boots sure are!