Dealing With Changes….NOT

Original Post on 8/26/12:

I don’t mind dealing with all sorts of different changes in my work lifestyle as long as it doesn’t change my routines at home with my kids and husband. I don’t mind having a change in store locations, seeing different customers, working with a different staff, or any other type of change that happens in the work force. However, when any of that changes the amount of time I get to see my family or any routine I have set up with my family, that’s when it becomes really hard for me to deal with.

I’m getting myself geared up to return to work and deal with the change in our routine. I’m trying to get Del and Zeva to interact together more, and she isn’t wanting anything to do with it!! She is so much like me…she can’t stand a change in our routine anymore than I can. However, I feel it’s time I return to work for so many different personal reasons.

It is never easy to deal with changes within my family life because of my past hurts. I struggle with it big time because I fear unsettling it so much that I’ll lose my family. Of course, it’s my fears that tear apart my husband and I far more than me actually going to work ever will!!! He has proven his love for me more than anyone else in my life ever has!!! He has stood beside me through thick and thin. I know in my heart that he will continue to do so.

I will do what I have to do for our family!! Chances are high that I’ll even get involved in my new career and enjoy it so much that I’ll thrive at it. It’s just going to be a rocky start for me!!

However, life is nothing but a bunch of changes. It’s just a matter of how we deal with it that determines our success in life.



If you’ve followed my lately, then you know I wasn’t the one who returned to the big work force. Instead it was my husband who landed a different job. His schedule has drastically messed up our family schedules and routines. It hasn’t been easy, but we’re getting through it.

I still drastically struggle with changes.

Am I the only one who struggles with changes in your life??





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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny. Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

2 comments on “Dealing With Changes….NOT”

  1. Wow, your thoughts really struck a chord with me.

    I feel the need to go back to work as well, but so far have not been able to find the right position for me. I have three kids as well, and feel so guilty when I dream about going back to work. My littlest is still on a half day schedule since he is in pre-K. The juggling act of finding a sitter, and commuting to work seems so daunting right now. I do have my application out for a few part time gigs..we’ll see. It would be great to get my foot in the door part time then go full next year, when the kids are in school for more hours in the day.

    I agree with the above commenter that the anticipation is almost ALWAYS worse than the actual change. That has been my experience over and over again in life. I’m sure after a few weeks, you’ll be in the swing of things and really start to enjoy your work life. Best wishes for a smooth transition. Let us know how it goes!


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