“The last year and a bit has been very difficult to maneuver through. Always wondering if you’re doing the right/safe thing for you and your family.
Until recently, my life didn’t really change as I didn’t stop working and kept basically the same schedule I had pre-Covid. Then a few weeks ago, I had the worst anxiety attack I have ever had.
It rocked me so hard; it lasted four days and I had to take a leave of absence from work. During the following couple of weeks, I started talking to a therapist to help me get through my struggles and get my head straight.
During this time I had to have a lot of serious inner conversations and conversations with my wife about how I was feeling and what I think I needed to change to get back to being me.
I decided that it was more important for me and for my family for me to be happy, rather than keep pushing myself to work at a job that caused a lot of anxiety for me.
I left my job and have been able to get back to being me. Happy, enjoying life, and most importantly, being a good dad who wasn’t coming home every day miserable, anxious and stressed out.
My number one job is to be a good father and husband. Second is to be a provider. So for anyone out there in a similar situation, take care of yourself and everything will eventually work out.
Your kids don’t care how much money you make or the title of your position at work. They care about Daddy and the memories you make together.
I would do anything for my kiddos, but the most important thing I’ve done for them so far is make sure their daddy is happy and healthy, so he can be the best dad they deserve.”
– Sean Telford
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