When I officially off-ramped in 2008, I closed the door on the
corporate world I was used to working in and set off into the great
beyond of full-time mommyhood.
Now, three years later, I'm working
on my own on-ramp plan - starting a PR agency - and I'm feeling
more un-balanced than ever. I'm ignoring my friends left and right,
forgetting my kids' doctors' appointments and getting the worst
twitter butt known to this side of a MacBook Pro.
Not working was tough for me, but
working is equally challenging. Everyone comments on how I must
love having such a flexible schedule, but I don't think they
realize "flexible" really means logging onto my computer every
night until 11 p.m. after the kids go to bed.
But however tired or flabby-assed I
may be, I am surprisingly happy in my new domain. I'm having
meetings with really interesting people,
using some creative parts of my brain and oh, yeah, earning a
semi-living. Didn't say it was perfect.
The way I look at it, until my kids
are in school full-time more of the time, or until
someone higher up kills Daylight Savings Time and makes it Add
Another Hour to the Day Time, I am going to be burning the 11
o'clock oil. And I'm fine with that.
My ass? Ask me during bathing suit
Sara Fisher is a mother of two living in Roscoe Village. She also blogs at selfmademom.net.
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