I took 2 stress leaves when I worked in the corporate world.
I was stuck many times. Now it’s my mission to help women change their lives, and become UNSTUCK.
One leave after I became a single mom, and spent my entire maternity leave in free legal aid clinics, moving homes, and counselling appointments.
The other stress leave was when my sons father passed away from cancer and I was left to handle the estate. I don’t know if you know this, but when someone dies without a life insurance policy, magic funds just don’t fall from the sky.
Child support payments stopped. Tomb stone went on my credit card. I was paying for 2 homes and all the bills. Oh.. and I was served court papers, all at the same time.
I needed help from the government just to pay for daycare while I worked, barely scraping by.
I could have kept going to work. But I needed time.
Sleeping medication, anti depressants. Those too.
When I went back to work, I felt judged.
Maybe it was all in my head, but...
"You get in life what you have the courage to ask for" ~ Oprah Winfrey