Lest I sound like a heartless mom that doesn’t love her children, that couldn’t be furthest from the truth. Of course I love them. I’m just sick of them. The feeling is mutual. They are sick of me too. They are starving for interaction with people outside of their immediate family just as much as I am starving for solitude. It’s win, win!
With this much needed break from family bonding time, comes the double edged sword of personal freedom. Once the excuses are gone, I either get things accomplished or face a lazy slug with no ambition in the mirror. I don’t want to be a lazy slug with no ambition! (Or a crack whore.) I want to be an accomplisher!
I talked about this very thing when I gave up my steady income. Fortunately for my self esteem, I have gotten some things done this summer that I am proud of: