Joined October 2015
Premium Rank 124754
I am a happily divorced mother of 3 and grandmother of 5 boys. Number 6 is due in March. How did I get so old os fast? I am a seriously burnt out nurse who has been working the graveyard shift (11pm-7am) for a liitle over 7 1/2years. I have worked every Fri. -Sat. -Sun. For 6 1/2years and after have some weekends off for a few months I am now working every Fri. and Sat. again. Yes, bummer. Should I complain when so many don't have a job? Shame on me. Anyway, I take care of one grandchild on a regular basis and between everythng else I have to do I have been existing just as long on only a few hours of sleep every day. I am exhausted all of the time and am now having health issues. I desperately need a break. Having a business on-line I know I will have to work at but at least I could work my own hours and maybe have a life again. I love to read but in the past 10 years have struggled to focus; ADHD ( I don't believe in that crap) or just the result of being chronically exhausted. Who knows. I also love trees, to go camping, walking, a good movie (etc). I am a conservative, old fashioned farm girl from the midwest who hates the city but is stuck here if I want to see my children/grandchildren. I am the middle child of 5 blue eyed blondes born to my mother; with a sister and brother both older and younger. My parents and 2 sisters have passed on and I am afraid I'll be next if I can't get rid of this job. Don't ask why I'm not working another shift--- it's a long story. I have always wanted to go back to school but have never had the time or money. Someday. I am deeply in debt and some days scared to death about my situation. Other days I just want to cry. Trying to remain positive but really need a change. I will shut up now.