I was recently offered a job I really wanted, and that I thought I had absolutely no chance of getting. I'm thrilled and soooo thankful that it could help get my family back on our feet!
The problem is, I've been a SAHM for going on 4 years now. As soon as the excitement of the job offer wore off, I realized that I am absolutely TERRIFIED of going back to work. Not just nervous, I'm literally so terrified of leaving my children and going back into the workforce, I want to cry every time I think of it.
My husband doesn't understand; he thinks I'm just joking or being overdramatic. But I'm so worked up internally, it's affecting everything I do - I'm struggling through finals in school right now, I'm yelling at my kids for no reason...I'm just a mess. Last night I had a full-fledged panic attack, and I haven't had one of those since we lost our house/income/way of life two years ago.
I just can't seem to handle this. I could really use some advice or words of encouragement from any of you who have been there. I never really realized how invested I was in my "mommy" identity until now. :(
Asked by Anonymous at 3:55 PM on Jun. 3, 2011 in Money & Work
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