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Re-assessing the Balance of Life

Wow, I’ve been AWOL for 2 months! I’m sorry. I’ve probably been stricken from everyone’s blogroll by now.

As of June, I’m no longer employed full time, but am working 3 days a week.

What I’ve gained:

  • Lots of time to rest – this is very good
  • Time to exercise – I’ve started working with a personal trainer
  • Time in general

What I’ve lost:

  • A fair amount of self-esteem – just another part time disabled mommy, not very important in the grand scheme of things
  • Dental insurance – which means I should point out that I’m happy to still have medical insurance and my pension
  • Respect of my co-workers? Not sure – it’s a subtle thing, and I can’t tell yet

On the whole, so far, a good trade. I need to do a fair amount of thinking about my place in the world, though.

Katja

5 Comments

  1. wheelchairdancer

    Feed reader. Hi! So glad to hear from you again. Supportively,

    WCD

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  2. fridawrites

    Glad to see more posts from you! I should get feedreader too.

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  3. Get A Real Life

    It’s great that you have been positive with the changes in your life – whether good or bad. How we view those changes will keep us sane and happy.

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  4. Get A Real Life

    It’s great that you have been positive with the changes in your life – whether good or bad. Keeping a positive view to those changes will keep us sane and happy.

    Reply
  5. Kim

    I’ve been working 3 days a week for a couple years and it’s SUCH a great balance for me. I wouldn’t change it for the anything at this point including money. I felt very horrified when I made the decision to do it, but almost every week I get someone saying how jealous they are that I am only working 3 days. And those folks often don’t even know I have MS. They just can’t believe I make it work for me. And my health is happier for it all, thats for sure. Good on you for making the change!

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