From Monroe, Michigan, United States

Joined 22nd July 2009

My tags:
full time mom, Free lance writer, Led Zeppelin Fan
About me:
Well I currently work full time to help support our family of three here in Michigan. My dream is to quit working, go back to school AND start my own business. But I have no idea where to begin with any of that since keeping a roof over our heads and food on the table takes precedence. I also free lance write in my "spare" time. I used to enjoy my job but ever since I came back from Maternity Leave ( 2 years ago) all I've wanted to do is spend time with my son and make our house nice to live in.
My interests:
Anything to do with Christmas, riding roller coasters, reading, writing, listening to music (espeically classic rock), playing piano, cooking (I'm a novice at this but I AM getting better)
How I de-stress:
Hanging out with my husband and watching our favorite T.V. shows, coloring with my son
Best advice I've gotten:
Find time for you - which is easier said than done
Adjective to describe me:
I really need to learn how to relax and not be so serious all the time. I used to be so fun loving and laid back before I had a kid. I want that back. But all in all, Im still a nice person to be around. I am pretty funny too! Feel free to drop me a l
My favorite book:
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
My favorite movie:
Anything with Jason Bateman

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  • Thanks for replying to my question! I see you are from MI, I grew up there, in Dearborn. I have been in Atlanta for 10 years and I don't really miss the weather! :)
    So, what do you do? I work in commercial real estate finance for New York Life. I am the first female vice president they have had here. I have busted my butt to get where I am, especially in this male dominated industry. I have an MBA and I make really good money right now....but my babies, I miss them. My company is so "old school" they would never let me work part time, actually this job cannot be done part time. After returning from maternity leave I asked if I could work 7-4pm unless something was pressing where I needed to stay late.....and they said NO. They said someone at my level cannot work flex time. It sucks. I have an hour commute each way, so by the time I get home I have an hour with my two kids and that includes dinner and bath. I don't even see them in the morning because they are still sleeping when I leave.

    Ugh, but with all that being said. I feel like it would be ridiculous to leave this career in this economy when people are dying for work. I have so many fears, like what if I leave and my husband loses his job or something. I am stressed about this everyday.

    Thanks for letting me get this off my chest. I feel like I have no one to talk to about this. My friends just say, why don't you ask to work from home or something. But it is not an option.

    What is your situation, are you in the same boat?

    Thanks again!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Evansmom on 22nd July 2009