I'm 7 weeks pregnant, it was unplanned and occurred under less than ideal circumstances and very poor timing. My DP has said it's up to me what I do with the pregnancy and he will support me either way.
Termination is out of the question, but keeping it is causing me misery and anxiety.
And the fact he's so neutral about it feels like the weight of the decision is all on my shoulders (it is, but I'll suck it up).
You see I have what I think is the world's best job. I'm totally in love with it and never want to stop doing what I'm doing. It gives me freedom, respect, good $$, a great lifestyle and most importantly, an identity.
The catch is, my job is FIFO, no exceptions. Not the sort of job I could ever do once I'm a mum.
I basically have to leave this industry that I love for good 😣.
I'm struggling to reconcile where I am now compared to where I will be in 8 months. It feels like I'm going to lose myself to a role I don't want just yet.
Sorry if this sounds incredibly selfish (I know it does)...I just really badly want some advice on how to make this transition easier.
I'm thinking of finding a home business I can start so that I at least have a sense of purpose and something to aim towards...but don't know what. I have some cash for a start-up...does anyone have any ideas or know of any success stories out there?
How do new mums cope with being a "nobody" (SORRY....big insult...I don't mean it to be and it's an insult to myself too if that softens the blow.)
I'm scared of drifting into obscurity and only being known as someone's mum.
I'm scared of losing adult conversation and respect.
Sorry for my selfish rant, I hope I haven't annoyed too many people with my self-indulgent BS