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?