So in my “former life” as a teacher, I was constantly exhausted by the daily dealings of working with young children and then coming home to my own children paired with the every day life happenings.
Now I am in a new kind of exhaustion. I have come to the realization that I have put this on myself.
“My name is Alexis and I am an exhaustion addict.”
In May, I went “crazy” and quit everything I ever knew. Yes, in a time with an economy that isn’t stable at all, I quit a completely stable job. I decided that teaching just wasn’t for me anymore. Like I said, I went “crazy.” I mean what 30-something year old mother of two just decides to make a complete life change with no prospects on the horizon? This girl.
And when I say nothing on the horizon, I mean NOTHING. Yup, crazy.
So as my summer was drawing to a close, I began to panic a bit. What would I do for a job? How will I ever go shopping again without another income? (You know, the important questions.) Although my husband was very supportive and gave me a year to find something, I grew more and more anxious each day.
That’s when I started taking every job that came to me. I’m not kidding. I was offered a job at a local college as a Program Coordinator. The position was part time and I could make my own hours. Perfect for a mom…especially since my kids were starting a new school (you know, since I decided not to teach & had to pull them from the school they’ve always known). So a job that I can revolve around me was perfect!
Job #2 fell into my lap. The Managing Editor of a local direct mailed magazine. No, it’s not the Time Magazine, not even InTouch, but it was a way for me to work on my new found love of writing. Completely out of my comfort zone and FAR from my former path. This job was something I could do on “my time.” On the train, after work, while at baseball practice, whenever.
Oh yeah, and I have started a social media consulting company with a close friend. Starting a business is no joke. Then I have this space that I would love to create more of a “business” out of…
Wrap all that up with the fact that I have my husband who travels regularly, two boys with homework, CCD, and baseball and there aren’t enough hours in a day.
Like I said, I have a new kind of exhaustion…