Saturday, January 2, 2010

I am not a juggler … Are you?


In the last six months my life has changed dramatically. I quit my job and went back to school full time. Jacob started first grade and subsequently he has quite a bit of homework each night.

Even though my day is no longer filled with a full time job it has been filled with reading, papers, homework, and attending classes. The five classes that I was taking were very difficult for me (um … I am taking about Greek Philosophy) and each class had a ton of work to complete each evening.

Jacob is in a special reading program at school to help him catch up and every night he has to read 10 minutes, read the assigned book, and do the cut up sentence he created. Then most nights he has a worksheet of some sort to complete. Then he has his word wall flashcards and his math facts flashcards to complete as well.

Sometime in there I have dinner to make, laundry to do, and a house to clean.

My day really is busy.

The problem is … MY FRIENDS ARE MAD AT ME!

I am not juggling my new life very well. School and Jacob is the only things I am juggling well. My friends informed me that I never call them and that I need to juggle everything better.

One of my friends “D” said that she juggled a newborn, a full time job, and grad school. And she also said that I let her down.

My friend “J” said that I make her feel like she is an unimportant friend.

I feel awful! My friends are super important to me. They are like the sisters I never had and they are my family.

I have tried texting them and calling them but I obviously made them really upset and they are not calling me back.

I want to make it right but I just don’t know what to do.

Does anyone else struggle with juggling everything in their lives? Do you give more time to one thing than another? Do your friends get mad at you like mine have?

What do you think I should do? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

1 comment:

  1. Wow girl I am sorry you are having a tough time! Honestly, school work and baby are the only things I can juggle too. I have friends but we hardly hang out, mostly just go to each others kids birthday parties and send each other notes on facebook.

    maybe you could invite your girlfriends over one friday for dinner, wine, and movies? or set aside one night a month to get together. but i am the wrong person to act because i do the same thing,

    sounds like you are doing the best you can and maybe you just needed a time of adjustment... explain that to them and I hope they talk to you soon...


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