Hi, I'm new to this board.
what a year! no matter what board you are on, im sure everyone can relate with hard times. i can totally relate with having a crappy finacial situation. ive been trying to get a job for a while now but it's really tough when you are a foreiner. i speak the language here but my accent puts most people off. ive actually been told by 3 different retail stores that they wouldnt hire me because no one would buy from me cuz of my american accent :-/ i thought i had got a job doing promotional work like a month ago but then they told me that i am too short...it's kinda true, im only 5'6. anyway, DH does seasonal work and that's ending in 3 weeks so im really hoping to get a job soon or im not sure what we are going to do.
i can also relate with not having anyone near me for support...family wise anyway. i came to Athens on vacation in 2003 and i kept delaying my return to the U.S. because i was having such an awesome time...then 6 months turned into 1 year, and 1 year into 2 years...and so on and now ive been here 6 1/2 years and i have a husband and a baby,lol.
you should be really proud of yourself for not putting up with domestic violence. that's a really good example to set for your children.
what are you studying? im desperately trying to get my BA in Internationl Business but it's going really slow cuz i go part time. ive still got like 12 classes left, grrr.
so you made your own moby wrap? that's awesome. i bought mine but i guess it cant be too hard to make since it is only once piece of fabric.
It was a money thing for me.
it is discrimination but there isnt much i could do about it really. i could sue but it's my word against theirs and the hearing would probably be in 5 years from now,lol. they have a really screwey judicial system here.
i think employers in the U.S. discriminate too though, they just dont say it out loud like the Greeks do,haha!
You've had a crazy year and you're doing amazing! You definitely did the right thing with your ex and your girls well benefit from that. I think a lot of moms can understand different aspects of what you're going thtough.
I am with DH and love him dearly but I work FT out the home as well and between work, school (I'm finishing my Masters), the kids and DH I still need something just for me. I think every has that need for me time.
I hope the playgroup goes well and I'm sure you'll meet someone you connect with soon. It's always difficult moving to a new place.
We also have a couple single mom's on this board who I'm sure will reach out to you as well.
Hang in there! You're doing great and welcome aboard!
I couldn't read your post without offering some ((((((((hugs))))))).
Hopefully, you'll meet some supportive moms at the playgroup.