Early this morning I received a few emails telling me if one went to the main page of my website, it said “You’ve been hacked by a Turkish hacker”. I laughed, and I was so proud of myself.
Somehow the balance between what a real problem is, and a problem that’s not a problem has finally clicked. Perhaps it’s tied into turning 40 and the maturity and perspective I all of a sudden feel I “should have. Or, perhaps, it’s related to the cup having run over with the “real” and “not real” problems life brings – and being able to look back and see what really mattered.
Healthy family & happy child. That says it all.
I believe even a year ago I’d have freaked out hearing I’d been “hacked” – made a bunch of phone calls, stressed over the credit cards tied into the site, etc..
As working mothers, we handle so much juggling on a daily basis - getting breakfast on the table and lunches packed before the busy work day, figuring out the strategy for the inevitable school nurse call (“Mary just barfed in gym class”), and managing to keep healthy ourselves with the little time leftover. When there is a wrench in the system is when it’s hardest to recoup and juggle it all. When there is a crack in the egg of your fragile family child care plan, it’s no yolk (pun intended, we need a laugh).
This September, my babies enter Kindergarten. I made it through the baby years with four vibrant, healthy, happy children. I love my husband and love my job. Nothing matters anymore except cherishing these elements of life. I’m fortunate, and I know it.
How do you cope with the problems life presents? What are your strategies? What do you consider a real problem, and where do you want to improve with the “triage” of hectic working mother life?