Friday, June 1, 2012
The Ugly Truth
I am a little nervous about posting this on my blog..sharing my struggles, seeking advice for myself. So reader beware...I need your help....
For years I have been told lovingly by my family that I have ADD. Recently my husband has come to agree with them...lovingly.
I asked my doctor about it a few years ago, but he reassured me there was nothing wrong with me. It was the result of working full time, raising four kiddos and running a household. Too much on my plate. He told me that his wife has to help out his own married daughters from time to time. So I either needed to hire help (while both my mom and mother-in-law are awesome, they both work a 40+ week and hubby works 12 hour shifts and does what he can) or give up something.
So I mulled through this..ok hired help was not even considered. I could not just pick one kid to get rid of, I mean what kind of mother would I be??? So after talking, praying, etc. it was the job that had to go. I think I shared all of this before.
I honestly believed that once I became a stay at home mom everything would change and that it would happen magically.
Suffice it to say I no longer believe in magic.
I still struggle with staying focused. I can be working on one project, stop to get something, become distracted and start working on something completely different, only to realize later that I did not complete the first task. This causes a lot of unfinished projects, half cleaned rooms, etc.
To say I get frustrated and overwhelmed at times is an understatement.
So today I am just wondering if there are others that struggle with this or have in the past? If in the past, how did you overcome it? I would love suggestions?
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