I am so tired. I am a 37 year old wife, mother, stepmother, and grandmother. I help my kids succeed in what they want to do, and I help dh succeed in his dreams. But what about mine? I want to be a stay at home mom and I decided to join a direct sales company. I love the products so that is a plus but I am having trouble getting parties booked. I did sell my crafts a little while back but that didn't work because it took so much of my time to make the items I was selling and then would make little to no money on them. I feel like I have lost myself and that I have put my dreams on the back burner for so long. What do I do? I am depressed and feel like I don't matter.
Hugs, I know how hard it is for me. I am trying to go out and find a job because I miss that part of me. Sometimes being a stay at home mom can be so rewarding and other times so isolating. I hope you can make some protypes of purses and maybe you can ask people for their feedback and figure out what styles they like and then maybe make some and take them to a festival or craft fair.
Do you really need the income? I mean, how big of a difference is it making?
I'm so over the direct sales parties. I feel like they are a dime a dozen and I've started resenting all the women I know who seem to be pushing them more than anything.
Honestly, if it came to it, I'd get a part time job before doing something like that - and work while my kids are at school.
Anyway - whenever I feel a slump similar to the one you are describing, I immediately blame my hormones. Truly. I think women's hormone issues are the most overlooked medical issue in our society. There is lots you can do for natural hormone balance - diet, exercise, yoga or meditation, etc. But if everything else is in balance, and you still feel like poo - you might try finding a doc who will really listen and help you get to the bottom of hormone imbalance.