Turn and Face the Strain…Ch Ch Ch Changes

OK, so sometimes life poses difficult decisions. We all face them. Recently I was posed with a HUGE one. I’ve been working about 60 hours a week (seriously well + that) from home (set aside my work I do at home as a mom and a wife) and it’s been overwhelming. I was handling it well but I was simply over committed. This has affected my family and my well being. We’ve been doing well financially and I’ve been plugging away, pulling my weight. But I’ve been sacrificing my integrity in a way. I haven’t been me at all. I’ve been living in this little black box and I’ve forgotten the things that matter most.ย 
Those things are my husband, my children, my friends, and ME! I got so busy making money that I forgot who I was. I had moved back in to the “zone” that made me not sparkle in the first place and I ignored all of the important things in life. I buried myself in work. That is not who I want to be. I want to be a wife, a mother, a friend…someone people can love and trust. I want to be the person that makes people laugh and feel good about themselves. I just want to be me again!
And so, when faced with a tough decision earlier this month, I chose me, my family, and my friends. I could continue working the job that I loved (but is not a guarantee) or I could continue working a job that I was doing simply for a guaranteed check. I decided to step away from the lucrative job by choice because it was the right thing to do. My heart leads the way. I’ve let my checkbook lead my decisions in the past, and that never made me happy. My heart tends to be right so I will continue to follow it, right or wrong. My family, and my true friends, support my decisions so I feel strong. I will always have doubts and wonder if I made the right choice, but for now, I’m good.ย 
I’m all about family, community, and friends. My heart is my guide and I’m following it.ย 
Time may change me, but I can’t change time…ch ch ch changes!
Wish me luck!
About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

Speak Your Mind


CommentLuv badge


  1. Change is good and family is the important thing of all! Keep shining bright…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. You’re going to be plenty busy. I have no doubt. Just hopefully more sparkly busy.

  3. You will find something new to occupy your time.

  4. Yup, hoping to get more into my sparkly work again. I should be doing what I love and I think change is a good thing!

  5. Sparkly busy is good busy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Thank you Kristi! I appreciate your support. Take care of that family of yours and get some rest!

  7. Family First…and we all still love you!! Miss you? Yes. Proud of you? Hell, yeah! Want to see you sparkle even more? It would make my day!!

  8. I think this is a good decision for you all. Reading this reminds me of my daughter and when she tells me she’s let go of something that is overwhelming her time. I have such a huge sigh of relief and that’s exactly how i feel for you right now! =)

  9. I just love you Mimi. When we finally do meet, although I’m not a hugger, I will hug you! ๐Ÿ™‚