My name La'Vena. Im 34 with 4 kids from 7-18 I work full time and I manage the place I work at. You all heard of soccer moms I guess Im a horse and moter bike mom. I decided to change my life about 1 month ago. Why ? At the end of the day there is nothing left. Im not a mom when I walk through the door Im a couch potatoe until I walk out. Im not an active person in my house hold other then activly wishing I could be. So Im changing that. At my job I can spend as much as 13 hours on my feet. I know I wonder every morning when I get up and can bearly place my feet on the floor how am I going to spend the next 8-13 hours on them. But somehow I do it. I don't know if its in the shower that I make that choice but I climb out and get dressed for work. Now the pain well you know its there, and Ive learned how to deal with it. I no longer scream when I place my feet wrong but I must make some kind of noise cause once in awhile my customers notice. but any way there is a Veternarian opening up in my little town and Im going to put in my application for receptionist. I did office work befor and other then filing and spelling I did pretty good. Im also going to take some online classes for floral arrangements. It a hobby ive done now for quite some time and I think I will place some arrangements at the store when Im done to see how well they do. And maybe a year or two down the road I can manage my own Floral shop. (My husband will have to do finance) That way if I can not stand for 8 hours I can have one or two of my kids help out. and they could get paid. So they can start buying there own stuff and me and take that stress off of me. You know kids stuff. Maybe then I can contribute more to there lifes. . . . . . I started this thread because I think maybe some one else is out there like me. They want to make changes. But triing to disscuss things with someone who doesn't understand our illness is hard. If you know think you can help me with suggestions on my adventure please post them. If you want to go on your own and you want to share please post.