A working mum again

Firstly, let me apologise to you dear blog and my lovely readers. I’ve neglected you for quite some time. Mainly my absence was due to depression and even though on medication for it, I had no interest in…well, anything. So, up went the dosage and I can now start to see light at the end of the tunnel. 

There are still so many unanswered questions regarding my SIL. How could I be so blind to her manipulative, narcissistic personality? How could I let myself get sucked in? Way too many times I let things slide and gave her the benefit of the doubt. I feel so foolish. I have to see her twice daily as our kids are at the same school and then I have to see her at after-school sports activities. Ugh, she’s everywhere! A reader, Hillary, advised I read up on how to deal with narcissistic family members and I will. Living with the anxiety is hideous.

In other news, I have a new job! I’m working as office support to the reception team in a private cosmetic surgery clinic. It’s perfect. There’s really very little responsibility so I can go in, do my thing and leave again. From the start, I said it had to be within school hours and school terms so I could be with my kids. My employer agreed! I nearly fell over! A job that matches my skills, experience and values…I keep having to pinch myself. I’m feeling really really really really lucky.

Thank you all, to each and every one of you that comment. Your supportive, encouraging and constructive words mean the world to me.



11 thoughts on “A working mum again

  1. ainsobriety says:

    I’m glad you are getting out of the depression. It sucks.
    Learning to let go of others opinions and actions is a big part of self awareness. Are you going to 12 step meetings? You may find some real self awareness and insight with this issue.

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      • ainsobriety says:

        I love in a small community too. I have found the people at AA to be quite respectful. And I occasionally run into a friend- which is unbelievably freeing.
        But I do understand.
        There are online meeting you could consider as well.

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  2. Drink-stained Wretch says:

    Hi Water Girl – congrats on your new job!! It’s *so* important to have something fun and new to distract yourself while you are building a new life without SIL. It’s almost like booze that way! Once you get into new habits and a life without her you will be much better off. Also thanks for mentioning me! I just hit Day 30 yesterday and it’s great hearing feedback from sober friends 🙂 I’d love to stay in touch as I aim for 100 days! H


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