Recently I made the decision along with the help of my husband to stop working. For the first time in a long time I am keeping up with the laundry and doing the breakfast dishes before lunch. But for some reason the thought of me staying home is hard for people to comprehend. Why do people feel the need to validate the choices I make? I don't need their validation. I am perfectly capable of making my own life choices.
A good friend reminded me the other day that, there comes a time when you need to take care of yourself. Well my time is now. And that's what I'm doing. I'm taking care of me. Not having laundry pilled up and dirty dishes in the sink all the time is much less stressful, and that's just a small thing. Having time to think, reflect and write, that's a little bigger thing. Feeling like I'm NOT running in circles and out of control, that's HUGE! Sleeping better is another HUGE thing!
I've always said that we lived in a simpler time life would be less stressful. Well that's exactly what I'm trying to do, simplify my life.