But seriously, how do workin' folk have time for
Afternoon coffee breaks?
Hour long phone conversations with bffs?
I know I was in the working world once.
I tried sitting behind a computer 40+hrs a week.
I worked in a hospital for several years, but no windows in the hospital pharmacy...
I don't know what it is exactly, but
there IS something about today that made it all okay.
I have made peace with myself, and my 'career' choice.
I know I've been a stay at home mom since the very second I became a mom,
I feel extremely lucky and fortunate to be able to stay home,
but to be perfectly honest, in the back of my mind I always thought there was something
"MORE" I should be doing. Maybe it was society and the media subliminally applying pressure on me, to be able to contribute financially. To further my education...
TO DO MORE. BE MORE.
But really, what more important job is there than to take a little tiny baby,
just barely breathing on its own, and turn it into a decent human being.
To love that baby, to teach, show, grow with....
Being a mom for only 16 months now, I have learned MORE ABOUT MYSELF than anything.
These little things called KIDS sure are life changers...
I've also had a pep talk with myself today.
No more comparing.
No more judging, second guessing.
That is something I struggle with,
I parent differently than my friend, or than the mom in this article, or than my doctor.
WHICH ONE OF US IS DOING IT WRONG?
The answer is NONE. And I am going to keep telling myself that...
I know me.
I know what I am comfortable with, what I need to work on more,
and I'm not right always, that's okay too.
It's even an issue for me on Facebook.
That's why I didn't have it for years.
And then once I got it instead of being excited about getting in touch with family and friends,
I noticed other people who
have traveled half the world, and are my age- should I travel more?
Are in grad school
Or, who go out dancing every single weekend.
And, Oh look here, this one has a brand new car,
or she still lives at home, did I grow up too fast?
I thought about erasing my Facebook account again,
but I stopped myself, I'm just going to use it as a
way to keep in touch with the people I care about most.
Who the F wrote this post?
and what did they do with your sHm?
like I said 4 hours ago,
While getting my oil changed the PRINCESS and I went for a walk.
JiffyLube told us 25 minutes...
Here are the pictures from today,
you bet your lunch break that we did
STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES.
also, I LOVE old/aged wood, and thought this front deck was pretty
(if this is your deck, sorry I was all McCreepy on you and taking pics)
1.61 miles during an oil change.
Did you make it this far?
Have a good day!