I think mostly that any amount of success balances upon believing that you can do it, and focusing on the positives.
I was having a conversation with someone who remarked how they absolutely couldn't have my patience doing daycare and running my household and having kids here all the time etc. At the same time I was thinking "Geez, I have it easy, you have to leave the house for work and then come home and do it all."
The thing is the person I was talking to is really social and she LOVES getting out of the house and being with her peers and getting away from mom duties. I on the other hand prefer being based from home, and feel lucky to do so, and remember that when there are 5 kids here being so loud that they are about to break the sound barrier.
I don't think anyone has a job that won't sometimes make them crazy. It just all balances out when there is enough positive to outweigh the negative.
[This message edited by SI Staff at 8:06 PM, February 21st (Friday)]