After a lot of stressing, talking, more stressing and more talking; Eddie and I have come to the conclusion that I need to take a Leave of Absence from work for the summer. Three and a half months to be exact. Returning September 1st, 2016. It was not an easy decision to make and stressful in itself because we just bought a new car and our payments are more, where was I going to get money since there is no paid leave here?
But thanks to my mother and my sister-in-law it is going to be possible. My mom contacted her boss and asked if I could take in some typing (transcription work) to do at home and my sister-in-law has asked me to babysit her kids part-time. Between the two I should make just enough and can do it from home for the summer and still have enough to pay my part of the bills. In September I’ll re-asses. I got a doctors note and yesterday was my last day till September.
I was so tired of having to talk myself into going to work every day. Mentally it was so taxing I am sure it was adding to making me feel sick all the time. I am looking forward to using the summer to spend time with my nieces and getting to know them better and with getting my health better, loosing weight and really putting myself and my soon to be husband and our families first.
I am will have more time to do the things that matter and will have less stress and anxiety and panic. I am looking forward to spending more time planning the wedding as well and not leaving it all up to my mom to plan.
I am also considering going back to school in the fall and maybe only returning part-time. We’ll have to see…