Sarah - posted on 07/31/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
I'm hoping to find moms who may be going through something similar and have some advice for me. I really don't know anyone who is familiar with this situation.
I was a teen mom. Had my son at 15 years old. He's 17 now and starting his senior year in high school. I'm finding it very hard to know my place anymore. My son is very independent and busy. He's got something going on alllll the time! Whether it's school, track, church, friends... he's just rarely ever home these days. That's not a bad thing! I actually am very proud of how mature and independent he is. But I have been a stay at home mom for nearly his entire life. I've worked but never had a career and even then when I did work it revolved around what my son needed at the time. Now? I just don't know what to do with myself. I haven't had to think for just myself since I was 14 (do 14 year old think for themselves? lol). While the goal is still to be available until he's on his own two feet... it's become harder to get a job around here (anywhere really!). I'm stressed out all the time and feeling very lost. Losing sleep and.... arguing with everyone. I'm only 33 and I feel like everything is so confused and uncertain for me. I didn't plan for this part. Always knew he'd grow up and leave the nest one day... I just didn't know what a transition it would be for me. This is definitely difficult... and he's not even gone yet!
Are thee any moms out there going through the same thing? Or maybe you've gone through it and have seen the other side!? I'd love some input and advice if you have any. Thank you :)