I’m so sorry I left you hanging yesterday with no post! I missed you guys. It turns out life happened. Who knew?!
I was planning on delving into some more inspirational people yesterday, and I was actually going to do that today, but although the ideas are there, I’ve got some writer’s block on the topic. Has that ever happened to you? You have a lot to say but no effective way to say it?
I think it’s because I have so much going on, to be perfectly honest. I go through these phases where I take on a lot of projects at once, and go a million miles an hour for a while, and then I have dry spells when I literally have nothing going on, and absolutely no focus. I rather enjoy going a million miles an hour because I feel committed and driven.
There are some days I kind of miss working in an office, for those very reasons. But then there are the days like yesterday where I get to go into Boo’s class for an hour and help four year olds sculpt dinosaurs out of clay. If I were a full-time employee, a runner, and a mama, I just don’t think I would be happy. I like freelancing and working on my own terms. I love connecting with the community and helping to make my city a better place. I am grateful — so grateful — for the time I get to spend with my kids. This is not to say we don’t have horrible days together. There are screaming days, sad days, sick days, boring days, and annoyed days. But there are also incredible days, happy days, imaginative days, hugging days, and laughing days. Don’t get me wrong, staying at home is TOUGH. Really tough.
My husband and I briefly discussed it this morning, actually. It has been really hard financially, not gonna lie. And it has been pretty difficult emotionally as well at times. But honestly? I would not change it for the world. Thankfully, neither would my husband. 🙂
If I worked full time, I wouldn’t get to love on these two squish faces all the time!
If I worked full time, I wouldn’t get to enjoy this precious time with my babies. I would feel horribly guilty for wanting to run in the mornings. Heck, I probably wouldn’t run in the mornings!
I know there are families that like having two incomes, and I know there are some moms that like working. I might like working, I might not. But what I DO enjoy are the roles that I’m in now. Mama, freelancer, and runner. I am fortunate that my skills as a marketer and graphic designer have allowed me to take on side projects over the years. As I stated at the beginning of this random post, I love the side projects.
Anyways… I just wanted to share my sentiments. 🙂
My training has been great. I mentioned earlier this week that this is my setback week. I haven’t really noticed much of a setback, per se. I’m still kinda waiting for it! I think I’m going to take tomorrow off. My plantar fasciitis seems to be flaring up a bit. No sense in making it worse if I’m not even scheduled for a hard week of training anyway. Right?
Oh! Before I forget, I’ve got an awesome product review heading your way! And awesome in the sense that this particular product has failed. TWICE! Oy vey!
Look at the time — gotta go make my challah. Shabbat Shalom, and happy weekend!
Is your family a one or two-income family?
If you’re a stay at home parent, are you happy with your decision?
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