I took a break from blogging that last week or so because I was just too damn overwhelmed with life to even think about getting some coherent thoughts together and write them.
I'm back at work, teaching 27 third graders and in one simple word, I was tired. I stayed home for a year and a half and trust me when I say I was tired then, but now it's pure exhaustion.
I am a believer in the fact that there is no break for any mom - working or stay at home. But right now I'm just figuring out how to do a quick switch from teacher to mommy without getting burnt out at either one of my 'jobs.'
I'm in the third week of school right now and it's starting to get better...and I took this week to do some stuff for me. Wednesday night I went out with my girlfriends, Friday night I went to my first book club meeting (which was filled with lots of wine) and Saturday night, we had a double date while J slept at my parent's house. Maybe it was because I was so busy and didn't have time to think about my triedness or maybe because J was back to sleeping well (now that she was feeling better), but I felt a bit more human this week.
So now we're back to the question of fitting it all in - work time, mommy time, family time, and me time....