>”You never call.”
“You made me cry.”
“Can’t you just stay and snuggle me instead of working?”
These are all things I’ve heard in the last week. There isn’t an area of my life that doesn’t cause me some sort of stress, and generally the stress comes from guilty feelings.
I feel guilty that I don’t bring home the money I did at my former career. I chose to instead stay home with our kids.
Then I feel guilty because I work so effing hard at my job (a company I started for fun, that has turned into even more than a full-time job) and can’t spend all day every single day just playing with the kids.
I feel guilty that my house isn’t tidy and clean the way I wish it could be.
I feel guilty that we don’t keep in touch with people the way they want us to. Time flies by and I forget or I’m too busy and everyone feels like they’re being neglected when none of that is intentional.
When I express an opinion that doesn’t agree with someone else’s, I feel guilty for offending them.
Guilt for eating foods I shouldn’t eat.
Guilt for feeding the kids foods that aren’t organic.
Guilt. Guilt. Guilt.
How do I learn to get over the guilt and just embrace the positive feelings? Because I’m feeling pretty bogged down by other peoples’ issues this week and I’d rather spend my long weekend happy, to be honest.