stay at home or work?
I always say I'm a stay-at-home mom and don't work, but the truth is, I do have a job (I mean besides being a mom). It's a fantastic job that I work from home. I make pretty good money for not too much time. I think a lot of people would be envious of my situation. I get to stay home and take care of my little boy, but I still manage to make an income from home. I know I'm blessed but I'm just not passionate about what I do for work. I mean, it's okay. I don't hate it, but I don't particularly enjoy it either. Most of the time I really wish I didn't have to worry about it.
I'm okay with being "just" a stay-at-home mom for now. It's a lot of work actually! But I love that I get to spend my days with Liam. We play and learn and go on walks and eat lunch together and listen to music and pet Jaxon...it's great! But I know as he gets older he will need me less. He'll start school, make friends, go on outings with his grandparents...and then what will I do? Do I want to still be a stay-at-home mom? Do I want to work? I'm not really a career-driven person. I used to feel bad about that, like maybe I was setting women back a hundred years, but I don't feel bad anymore. I think the best part of feminism is that women can choose what they want to do, whether that's work outside the home or not, part time or full time or whatever. They're all valid choices as long as you are being wise and doing the best thing for your family.
Anyway, I'm not sure what I want to be when I "grow up," which is funny considering I have a BA in Psychology and a Master's degree in Biblical Counseling...and have years of experience in the education field...and I'm a mom. But I just don't know what the future holds. professional blogger perhaps??? Hah. Oh how nice it would be to get paid for writing in this dear blog of mine. For now, it's just for fun and I'm thankful for my readers!
Anyone else have thoughts about staying at home versus working outside of the home? And this is not a debate about which one is "better," just about which one is better for you.