This is a friendly reminder that we all just need to slow down in life and enjoy it. As a mom I get so caught up with my work life that I don't have time to slow down and relax. I have three kids (one from a past relationship, one with my current boyfriend, and my current boyfriend has one with his past relationship). The oldest is 8 years old, the middle is 2.5 years old, and the youngest is 1 years old.
I am a mom, motherly figure, and a girlfriend. I work as a landscaper and I don't see my family much due to the fact that my hours are usually long. My boyfriend also works two jobs (second and third shift) so I don't see him much except on his days off. I see my son every Monday as of now because I am in a custody battle with him. The only ones I see on a regular basis is my daughter and my boyfriend's daughter.
It is very crucial for everyone to take time to slow down and enjoy life. It's okay to spend time to yourself, it's okay to go out with your friends. It's okay to tell your significant other you need time alone. It's okay to scream, cry, and let it all out. I know how overwhelming life can get. I know what it's like to be so used to the same schedule and not know when to take a break.
Just slow down take all the time you need. Enjoy YOURSELF, your family, and your friends. Whatever you do to relax (spa day, out to lunch, etc.) Just remember to be yourself, and have fun!
LaRae M Ysseldyke