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Hello, my friends! It has been a hot minute since I have written a post for ASB. Life has exploded lately, and not in a good way. I previously wrote about accepting a job at a private school in the Houston area that would give me more flexibility to be with my family. Well, I am not too big of a person to admit when I am wrong. And y’all, I was wrong! 

I will spare you all the details, but I will say this… I have never been led astray so badly in my life. This whole situation was a total bait and switch. I used to think working in this type of scenario was a dream… I was very wrong. 

Multiple things got me to the point of frustration. Just to name a few:

  1. I was told I would be working in one location and being forced to work in others
  2. When I started my job, I was told my child would have a tuition discount for the private school. Once the location shift happened, no one could assure me that this would not be changed. Not even HR… 
  3. I was thrown under the bus at every twist and turn. I have never had a supervisor disrespect me so much in my entire career. 

I am beyond ready to make a change, and this is going to be a better fit for my family.


Hello again, y’all!  

I started writing this post at the end of May. I was angry about the situation I found myself stuck in and started writing about everything I was unhappy about. As I let this post simmer in my Drafts, I decided I needed to approach this topic with a new lens. 

I thought jumping from one thing to the next would help me cope with the disappointment I was feeling, but after taking some time to reflect, I decided to take the summer to enjoy my new job title… STAY-AT-HOME-MOM!

This summer off has done more for my mental health than I knew I needed. I don’t think I realized how much I missed being at home with my girl. Yes, there are hard days, but I would not trade this life for anything. Having the option to take Caroline to dance, gymnastics and swim class is a highlight of my week. 

Why am I sharing all of this, you may ask? I share because I want to world to know that it is okay to say no. It is okay to walk away from a toxic situation. It is okay to be selfish. You need to do what is best for you, your family and your mental health.

If you have made it to this part of the blog, thank you for being here! I am grateful to have you in my little corner of the internet. I plan to get into a groove with this soon, but for now I am enjoying the last few weeks of summer with my best girl.

God Bless and Roll Tide!

~ Alex

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