Well it has certainly been a long time since I have visited my blog. All I can say is WOW!!!! Life sure can change in six months. I have managed to go from being a stay at home mom for eighteen years to a full-time employee in a thriving company.
So now I should be able to answer the ever-present question … is it harder to be a stay at home mom or a working mom? The answer is simple…neither one is very easy. I can’t say one is harder than other just different. As a working mom I sure have had to learn to let a lot of things slide such as housework and cooking. Neither of which I can say makes me very upset. Working prevents me from having some time just to myself which I do miss. However, working certainly gives me a great deal more self-satisfaction than I ever had as a stay at home mom. Being a stay at home mom is probably one of the loneliest jobs in the world and the pay back is next to nothing. I can’t tell you how good it feels to have someone tell you are doing a good job and that your efforts are appreciated.
I like the way I have tackled my life. I wouldn’t give up my years at home with my kids for anything. Did I ever expect that at this time in my life there would be a chance for me to still have a career? Absolutely not, but what an incredible surprise to find out that there is still so much left for me to do. I don’t really have to give up on my dreams of having a career or advancing in the workplace. Only time will tell. All I know is that as long as I am willing to work hard and dream big I can have almost anything I want. A lesson I hope my kids will learn from watching me embrace life’s opportunities.
So whether you are a working parent getting ready to stay home or a stay at home parent getting ready to work it really doesn’t matter. We are all just people tackling life as it comes to us, doing the best we can and trying to make each day the best it can be. We are never too old to dream and it is never too late to try something new. Our kids are watching us and our actions will always speak louder than our words. So instead of telling them that they can be or do whatever than want show them.
Live your life in a way that you would want your kids to live theirs. Be the person that you want your kids to be. Don’t be afraid to fail, just be willing to try. You don’t have to be perfect you just have to be your best. You can’t always have everything you want but you can always have everything you need. Sometimes we have to sacrifice and other times we can indulge. These are the lessons your child is learning by watching you live.
This is just me learning to be the new me!