That is one way to describe what happens from 6apm to 11pm in my life.
I am so blessed, lucky, damn lucky, whatever you want to say that I have the opportunity to be where I am right now. I don’t have to work to keep our family afloat, I’d really like to be working PT in some way, but jobs are scarce in my town, and I’m not willing to sacrifice too much to make it happen. I’ve been the woman with a FT career I loved, and I never saw myself in this role, I even chuckled when I saw women out shopping mid-day, or lunching with friends, or playing with their kids and I worked away. I had my high powered meetings and lunches with bosses or potential supplies or business partners. I toiled dawn til dusk in a much different venue, and I really did enjoy working until I felt that the balance between work and home was all askew. I thank my husband daily for all that he gives us, and that he is never bitter or angry that I’ve been home over 8 years now, keeping our family running smooth……or bumpy, but moving along.
What roles do you have that you never imagined yourself in? When and how do you make changes, and are they scary? I know one blogging buddy is raising 2 small girls and she’s often said she misses her out of the house work and life, but at the same time, the joy she has in her two little ones is endless. I can honestly say for me, raising teens is harder than toddlers, I’ve found being home now more critical than when they were small, even though Nick was not even 3 when I stopped working, so I’ve sort of seen both sides.
My important meetings today need to be with the washing machine, the vacuum, and a dust cloth…LOL. Have a wonderful Tuesday!