DJ - posted on 10/16/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
I'm an accountant, and tax season is upon me (our fiscal year ends 9/30) so I work longer hours than normal. I'm up at 5AM so I can take my dog out, make lunches, do a load of laundry, get the kids up, get their clothes ready, get myself ready, drop my son off, drive to work, work all day, go home, cook dinner, clean up, give baths, read stories, put kids to bed, and hopefully attempt at getting at least 6 hours of sleep a night. My husband is a wonderful man, and a good person and helps out.... IF I ask. Why do I have to ask? When I'm falling apart at the seams, why can't he see I need help? I'm also the primary bread-winner and carry the health insurance, so this job is very important to us. I don't have a choice but to work long/difficult hours, so I can be successful. I don't know how to give myself a break. I'm REALLY bad at asking for help and REALLY bad at taking time for myself. I feel guilty spending money on myself, I feel guilty being away from the kids. I'm stressed all the time, and there aren't enough hours in the day to do everything that needs to be done.