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Still working on things

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

So far this past week I have done very well with planning my meals and sticking to them. I feel more motivated to make positive changes and keep going now than I have in a long time. I'm not sure what is different, but I am glad for the change.

I am still working really hard trying to enjoy the moments I have with my kids. I work pretty far from home, and by the time I pick up the kids from daycare and get home and cook dinner it's about an hour from bedtime (or less). I am realizing that somehow I NEED to work closer to home. This lifestyle of 5 days a week being basically about waking, working, sleeping (rinse and repeat) - is not what I want and not condusive to a happy family. I'm not sure how other people do it. It seems like my kids act out the most because they want more time with me, but I can't give them more time because I don't want them to stay up late and then be even more tired than usual for the next day.

So my big goal for the next 1 - 3 years (hopefully sooner) is to find a way to work closer to home, at home or part-time. I know if I work at it I can figure a way to get what I want.
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    Family is so important and kids are only little for awhile -- I will pray that you find a job closer to home.
    2111 days ago
    Thanks. My job is a little flexible. I can take time off pretty easily but I can't really change my work hours ro work from home. Unfortunately the cost of living is so high here in California that I may not have a choice but to keep working. I'm hoping that if that's the case that sometime soon we can move closer to my job.
    2112 days ago
    Best of luck! When it comes to work it's not all about the money. My job has had fairly flexible scheduling available, so it's been worth putting up with some of the stress involved.
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