Get Me Over the Hump
October 9, 2013 7:27 PM Subscribe
I have by all conservative measures the perfect life: two healthy, beautiful children, a wonderful husband and a good job. The problem? Neither job is making me happy right now. I can't change either, so I need some tips on how to find meaning again.
posted by anonymous to human relations (13 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Both kids are under the age of 4. Husband works long hours. Job (attorney) is in the field I chose, but part-time due to necessity (as in not enough work for me to do full-time). I also do not feel as if I am getting the more interesting and challenging work because I am not there all of the time. This has led to boredom with the things that I do have to do.
Assume that I cannot change jobs since the part-time work gives me flexibility that I do not think I can come close to replicating at another job. Kids are kids and I'm just slogging through the blur to get to the Sweet Spot
. I love my children with all of my being, but they are exhausting. I love my husband - he is my best friend with benefits, but I have been finding myself obsessing over other men, all unattainable, including ex's and wondering about the road not chosen.
I want to refocus on the life that I do have. I want to find it as wonderful as it can be, but I don't know where to begin. What are some things I can do to get back to enjoying the life that I do have and not pine for the life that I don't?