[–] Sarcastatron_9000 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

It can be when you are in the midst of sleepless nights, breastfeeding, endless diapers, and toddler meltdowns. It's not easy for the first few years and it's very easy to become mentally, emotionally, and physically worn down if you don't take the time to eat properly, get enough rest if possible, and exercise. But then suddenly your kids are all over the age of 4 and the entire dynamic changes.

[–] NoTrueScotsman 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Good article. It's always good to be reminded to appreciate what you have, and appreciate your own efforts. I've heard it said that you can't always expect to feel happy, but you can find fulfillment in a life well lived.

I definitely have felt that loneliness and tedium at the jobs I've had. A big part of it for me is lack of meaningful challenge and lack of feeling of belonging. As many challenges as I will face once I'm home with children of my own, I don't think those particular ones will be a big problem.

[–] Captian_Awesome 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I don't see what is boring or tedious... I'm my father's caretaker now, and I don't see why anyone wouldn't want a life like this.

[–] J_Darnley 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Sometimes. Might be better with family or if you are not chained to the desk all day like when working from home. That is not something I advise any single person to do.