I'm feeling very overwhelmed right now. I've been running my own business for 15 years and now I want to move on from it, I just can't seem to find a way out. I only go to the office in the mornings, so have plenty of time for my 4 and 6 year old. But the financial stress is very severe right now as we've been in a recession here for the last three years. I'm pregnant with our third child (due in May) and just feel overwhelmed by responsibilities and stress. I would close it if I could but we would be left with massive debts. I've reduced our costs hugely and I hope to turn things around this year, but it really is so stressful to the point where I sometimes worry about the effect on this baby. I'm very worried about how I'll cope with everything come May and I also have sleep deprivation too...
My partner earns very well when he has work but it's also a rather unstable situation. He is also away two or three nights each week. I'm very used to that and we do fine, but it does add a bit to the general stress that I feel.
Over the last few years I've also trained as a childbirth educator and doula and really want to take my life in that direction. I just feel very stuck. I'm a very proactive person and I find it very hard to accept that I can't change things.
I don't know what advice I'm looking for. Perhaps I just needed a little vent :)