Kimberlee - posted on 05/13/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )
As a single mom of three, since my oldest was four and he is now 20, I understand the pressures involved in trying to raise a family and work full-time. Unfortunately, I also know what happens when you reach your breaking point and can no longer continue doing the same thing. This happened to me in 2012. It was one year after my parents both passed away. I had lost my whole support system, as they were basically the second parents. I became more exhausted until I finally felt like I could not go on one more day. It felt like an ultimatum. Quit my job or quit on my kids! Well, needless to say, I wound up walking away from my fifteen year, $75,000 corporate career to focus on healing myself and family. Having to live off the retirement I worked so hard to secure. Looking back, there were so many things that could have done differently. It is so frustrating that we don't have better resources in place and more help for working women. Now, I am having to start all over again from ground zero. I can and will do it, but I wish I didn't have too. I would love to hear other women's thoughts, stories, etc... Please share.