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Monday, May 5, 2014

random rambling

a few weeks ago, bonnie, tayler, and brooke hosted a link up. they are all teachers and all having babies this summer. they posted about their decisions to teach or not next year. i initially thought...skip. doesn't apply to me. my second thought...i wish i had the choice to keep working or not. my final thought...i do have a choice. it's just a different choice than they have and if i'm being honest a different choice than i want to have.
i always talk about being a stay at home something. while i hope to someday have the choice to be a stay at home something, right now i do not. however, that doesn't mean i don't have a choice. i sometimes feel a little stuck in my current career. there is an unfortunate lack of upward mobility at my job. while i love the company and love my job, nothing is keeping me there. i have the choice to stay or look for something else. i can change my mind anytime, but for now i choose to stay. i choose to stay because i love what i do. i love making a difference in the lives of children and families every single day. besides making the choice to stay or go, i have the choice to have a good or bad attitude about it all. things have been pretty crazy around the work place the past several months. it doesn't seem like things are changing anytime soon. the environment is more stressful than ever. i can choose to be weighed down with the stress of it all, or i can choose to have an optimistic attitude. being positive is not always my strength, but i am really trying to make the choice to be happy. no matter whether it seems like it or now, we all have a choice.

are you a stay at home or do you work outside the home? what do you do when you feel like you don't have a choice?


  1. I was actually thinking about this this weekend for some reason. If I was ever blessed to be a wife and a mother, my choice would be to stay at home. I just wouldn't be able to stand the thought of someone else raising my baby, even for eight hours {or four hours or an hour!} a day. But for the first time I thought about actually leaving my work, even for my dream ... and it would be one of the hardest things I ever do. I love my co-workers and I love my clients. The day we part would be filled with tears!

  2. I never ever thought in a million years that I would ever even think about staying at home, but the more and more I get into this blogging thing, the more I think that working from home might be a viable and rewarding option.

  3. I think its one of those "grass is always greener" things. Being a stay at home isn't so wonderful all the time either. I totally miss the fulfillment I got from working in early intervention. You know that feeling you get after a home visit when you get back in your car and know you just ROCKED it and totally helped that kid and family? Doing laundry, driving kids all over, helping with homework, breaking up fights...just doesn't always supply that same gratifying feeling. I love my kids, and honestly, I'm super excited to have this baby to do "therapy" on and help and encourage her to reach her milestones. I love that I CAN be home with this baby because I wasn't with Kenzie. I think youre right about the drama and changes never ending at work. Good for you for having a positive attitude through it all. I'll try to stay positive as well through the diapers, tantrums and carpools :)

  4. I think about it all the time - whether I'll stay at home when I have children or go back to work. Sometimes I think I would like to stay home, but at the same time I'm good at what I do and I enjoy what I do. Some days I really hate it when the alarm goes off, but 90% of the time I'm fine by the time I get to work. So... I still don't know what I'll do. (Not that I need to make a decision at this point anyways!)

  5. I love this. It really is all about attitude. With my junior high students, there are some days I go home crying and think, "I'm done. I'll just be a SAHM." But, I could never give up that job (which is why I'm doing part-time next year) because of the children--I love inspiring them!


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