I am 35. I'm too old for a quarter life crisis, and too young for a mid life crisis. I guess its more of a 1\3 life crisis.
I got married right out of college, and WH and I both worked for a year before going back to grad school. I got pregnant my last semester. WH found a job two hours from the major city that has lots of jobs in my field. At the expense to my career, we moved.
So, due to the fact that we lived in a rural area without a lot of jobs in my field, and the fact that I really enjoyed staying at home, I have been a SAHM for 9 years.
My oldest is almost 9 and then I have a 5 year old. 5 year old is kindergarten age this fall.
I began homeschooling my older child this year due to some issues we were having with her school, and plan to homeschool next year.
This past year, I feel like I straddled the line between SAHM and Homeschool mom. My younger child went to mommy play groups, and so I still fit into that mom of young kids group. Next year, I'm pretty much full blown mom of school age kids. I feel guilty not going back to work (or continuing graduate school) I also want another baby (actually 2).
I just feel like I am at lose ends. Any other moms feel like this when their youngest reached a certain age... Its tough because I thought I would have finished having kids by now, but life had other plans.
Ugh... How does one get past this plateau and go forward... For 9 years I have either been pregnant or had a little baby, or, for the past 3, working on my marriage & helping my husband with some serious mental health issues. And now, I have school age kids, and my marriage is a lot better than it had been... Now I have to pick something-- get a job, continue homeschool, have a baby, do all 3..
[This message edited by Gottagetthrough at 10:19 PM, April 7th (Monday)]