This post on ABC News rang so true to my life… http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2012/04/working-moms-social-misfits-how-to-fight-isolation/ Recently, I switched departments in my office- so, wanting to fit in with ‘the girls’ upstairs… I invited THEM to happy hour. I have not received any invites since. It makes you question whether people just don’t like you (totally possible), or if they don’t invite you because you have children. Send an invite, I’ll accept every now and then!
99% of the time, given the choice between happy hour or time with my boys… I’ll choose time with my boys. But every once in a while, when I’ve had a particularly frustrating (or satisfying) day at the office- I want to let loose a bit and head to happy hour!
When the majority of your time is spent at the office, and you struggle with the pressures of motherhood, working and being a wife… you have to maintain some sense of self. This blog helps me with that, and provides me an outlet. I hope that the ABC News article shows other working mothers that they are not alone, and that we are all experiencing similar issues!
What do you do to maintain a sense of self?