and proud of it….
I’m not here to debate what is harder, working out of the home or being home with your kids. I’ve done both and I think they are each hard for their own different reasons.
My self conscious self however has always felt bad when people ask me what I do and I say I stay home with my kids. Truth of the matter is, I work.
I work to make my house a home. The ‘work’ I do may not pay me in money but I’m not concerned with being RICH by society’s standards. I want to be rich in love, in happiness, in friends and health. Don’t get me wrong, money makes life easy to a certain extent, and of course I would love to have more of it so I could do more of the things I love, but in the end the work I do on a day to day basis IS important, paid or unpaid.
At times I feel sorry for myself, I went to a good college, got a degree, worked hard after college in a few really depressing jobs, and then landed not one but three GREAT jobs in the running industry. Now my work mostly consists of laundry that never ends, dishes that won’t clean themselves, vacuuming every single darn day, picking up toys, and reading books out loud. It may not be a glamorous job and more often than not you will find me in my running clothes, with dried sweat and no make up, BUT guess what – I’m proud of what I do.
The only time I sit down during the day is when I am writing a blog post. I am literally doing stuff non stop all day long. I don’t watch any TV unless I am running on the treadmill and I never get a chance to sit down and read a book for myself. I’m doing doing doing. Running kids from here to there.
|One of my favorite guys in the world!|
Not all of us are lucky to be doing something we love and even if we are doing something we love it doesn’t mean that we love every part of it. BUT this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t give it all our in everything we do.
I happen to love what I do. I love being a stay at home mom and I’m proud of it. I work too.
This is me telling myself to no longer be self conscious – next time I am asked what I do – I will proudly say I am a stay at home mom!
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart ~ Proverbs 3:3