I am tired…


That pretty much sums up how I’m feeling lately. I am so tired, like, all the time. We’ve had some life changes going on at home – my hubby has started out at trade school and is working a part-time job so I’m in charge of the morning and night-time stuff now. I do the morning drop off, afternoon pick up and everything that goes along with that. I’m really not complaining, I’m so absolutely thrilled for my hubs that he’s pursuing his eduction. It’s just that I’m so tired. I know, I’ve already said that. But it’s true.

By the time I get to my desk at work (at 7:30 AM) I am already exhausted. I’ve started to feel like I have too much on my plate and so I also decided recently to step down from a really great opportunity that was given to me. Remember when I told you all that I was selected as the Co-Chair for the National Mothers & Caregivers Economic Rights Advisory Committee? Well, I’ve been co-chair since September and I’m just feeling like I have zero time for it. Between working full-time, taking care of the baby, this website (which I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE), my new etsy shop, trying to fit in some running and the other stuff I have on my plate I had to let something go. To be honest, it’s actually really hard for me to say no to great opportunities like this. I feel like somehow I should be able to just figure it out, but being a “new” working-mom has really forced me to make these decisions, and for the first time in my life, I actually stepped down from a leadership opportunity that I actually want to do.

I’m hoping that at some point in the future I might be able to take on this role again, but for now, it’s just not possible. Have you had to give up commitments that you really want to do because you just don’t have the time?

3 comments on “I am tired…”

  1. I feel ya girl, I seriously need to learn to say NO, but it is so hard and with lack of sleep it is definitately daunting. Remember you have forever to do things but your little one is only this small once 🙂 YOU ROCK GIRL!

  2. Ugh!! It’s so hard to balance. I’m with you. I am currently trying to decide how to balance things in the future when grad school ends in May…full time work? Part time work? I don’t know. I know without kids I loved working…and I still really love the work of teaching…but I love my kids. It’s so impossibly hard to know what to do.

  3. I don’t even have a baby and I feel exhausted all the time too. I recently moved to New Haven from living my entire life in Hartford county so that is where all my friends and connections are. I’m working two “part-time” jobs (really, one full-time job with part-time pay and another 20 hours a week job). I recently started practicing saying NO to people and opportunities. I even lost my best friend because she wouldn’t accept that I had to say NO to things. I feel like all I do is drive back and forth to Hartford to hang out with people and for meetings. My Dad has been really sick since Thanksgiving and will still be at a rehab facility for a at least a few more months so I’m driving up to Enfield a few days a week to be with him. I’m on the verge of a breakdown. Or…I’m already there.

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