Here's the thing, you're the only person who can choose to give up and let the air out of your own balloon. Allowing the opinions or the discouraging chatter of others should never dictate that decision. Most of us have projects, dreams and life visions that we have launched headlong into. It takes passion along with dedication to keep our visions and dreams in motion. It also takes equal parts encouragement to press on. Especially when things become a bit scary and we feel all alone in it.
You're not the only one battling with personal discouragement. There's an entire bleacher full of people like you pushing forward in spite of feeling a bit deflated. It's part of the process. I'm not saying don't let go if you feel confirmation in your heart that it's time. What I am saying is don't let go for the wrong reasons. Feelings change, they will pass.
Allow hope to become a burst of fresh air needed to refresh your vision, lifting that weight. For some of you it's not a vision at all that's been loosing air, but simply a parenting battle kicking the wind out of you. Don't give up on those kids, seek help from someone more experienced. The pay off is so worth it. Trust me, I have three kids of my own and I constantly question if I'm doing it right.
Most importantly, remember that you started out on this journey with a purpose and focused goal in mind. There is no such thing as a perfect plan. Is your goal still worth the fight? If the answer is yes, then I encourage you to stick with it. You really can do this. You'll be so glad you did.
"Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working"