Back to work? Mom guilt?

Happy Tuesday sweet friends! I hope you all are doing well. If you have been following a long with me on Instagram you already know that I went back to work part time. I’m so blessed that I’ve been able to stay at home with L for two years. Before I stayed home, I was working in the dental field.

As a mom struggling with postpartum depression & anxiety some days are good and some days are bad. Even though I love spending my days at home with my sweet girl, I knew I needed adult interaction. We are so lucky enough to live close to my in laws so we didn’t need to put L in daycare while I was working part time. I decided to go back into retail (I’ve worked retail in HS & college). I’ve had some family & some others ask why I didn’t go back into dental. I even had some people JUDGE me for working retail. Here is the answer: I am doing this for me. My mental health. If my mental health isn’t in check then how can I take care of my daughter. This job is FUN and it helps me get the adult interaction. This part time job HELPS my anxiety/depression. So for anyone that has judged me, can just keep their thoughts to themselves.

I’ve been working for three weeks so far and I am LOVING it. I have SO much fun at work and I love meeting new people.The best part of my job is that I only work a couple of days a week so I still get to spend time with L.

As for my anxiety and depression, it is still a journey but taking this step has definitely helped. I do get mom guilt every now and then. The first couple of days were a little rough. (more me than her lol) But in the end this was the best decision for me and my family. We as moms are always taking care of others that sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves. What good are we to our families if we aren’t all there?

I hope you all have a great week and remember mama, YOU are doing a great job.

 

Hugs,

Lynn

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