I read blogs or social media posts all the time about the moms who work and don't feel like they are doing it all right. Lately, I've been struggling. We don't have kids and yet somehow I can't keep up. I'm a terrible "housewife" and we don't even have children making a mess to use as a legitimate excuse. It's just the two of us, and yeah we make a mess.
Today for example: head to a morning meeting, get to work, have about 30 minutes then head out to run my meals on wheels volunteer route, pick up the first something to eat at 11:30, go back to work, eat at my desk, get a good amount of work done and feel fairly productive, 5:15 rolls around and I'm headed out the door, give Wesley a call to see what he wants to do for dinner. Dinner has been a challenge since his position is mobile and he could be anywhere in the Charlotte region at the end of the day. It almost always works out that he is somewhere in Matthews, Indian Trail, etc. way down 74 and has a ton of traffic between him and home. We're grateful for his job, so don't think I'm complaining, but planning anything in the evening is now very much a struggle. I go pick up dinner, get home, have to get his reheating so it is ready for him, get ready for a group chat for school, participate in said group chat from 7-8:30 pm, throw the laundry in because let's be honest, it is piling up everywhere at this point. Somehow I have to get the rest of my homework done. Believe me, I know that's on me. I didn't NEED this degree, but I wanted it. I function so much better when I'm in school, so I went back for this second Master's degree. I'm almost through or I feel like I might give up.
So, how do you do it? How do you juggle the laundry, the dishes, the kids, the boss, the coworkers, the rest of the family, the school work? HOW DO YOU MOMS DO IT?!
I frequently take on too much. I realized I don't have hobbies anymore. I like to work. So, I take on more and more and more and yet, I don't feel fulfilled. So what is missing? Would I feel better if I could manage the work-life balance? I love my friends and I feel so guilty when I forget to text them back. How do you not let work get in the way of life? It's part of it, right?
Work-Life balance was the number one topic of interest from survey respondents after the last Professional Women's Association lunch hosted by the Gaston Regional Chamber. I know I'm not alone. I just want you to know, neither are you.
I'm Katie and I'm so excited to be bringing Housewives in the City to Gaston County! I'm a resident of Mount Holly. I absolutely love traveling, sports and I'm always up to learning something new. I cannot wait to meet all of you!