Moms struggle to indulge their passion, time with friends

Busy, working mom wants to take time off for a workshop on her hobby. She owes it to herself to try to make it happen.

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February 27, 2020 - 9:20 AM

Carolyn Hax

Hi, Carolyn: I have a hobby I’m passionate about, and that with a LOT of luck and hard work could someday become a career, or a side career. I also have a full-time job, a side gig, a husband and a baby, so I’m not exactly swimming in extra time or energy or money to dedicate to this hobby.

That said, I just got the news that I’ve been accepted to a short-term program that MIGHT help things along with this hobby-passion.

If I didn’t have the jobs and the husband and the baby, it would be a no-brainer; I’d spend the money and attend the program. But I am having a hard time feeling OK about doing that under my actual circumstances.

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