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The Midlife Chase

Y'all, I'm tired. I go to bed at night and I try to calm my mind from all the thoughts of the day, but I often feel like I've failed at everything. Marriage isn't easy.  Raising three boys isn't either.  These four men depend on me for so many things.  I work hard during the day, and working from home has it's challenges.  I find myself worrying about all the non-work things that need to get done.  It's frustrating. Sometimes I get to the end of my day and wonder what I actually did, or why I didn't get to do anything I really wanted to do.  I sacrifice what I want for the needs of my family.  And that is a tough realization.  It is so easy to lose sight of what I want and need when I'm busy caring for everyone else.  Some days all I do is put out little fires.  Other days it's equivalent to a dumpster fire.  Maybe this comes with the territory of being in my forties.  For so long I have been chasing more.  I'm constantly busy, always doing …

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