Friday, Friday!!! Wahoo, the weekend is almost here. First I have a mountain of stuff to get done for work… and I want to do it, and do it well, before I head home tonight. I like doing excellent work, and I am grateful for my job. I am grateful for so many reasons…
Because my work allows me an identity of my own, a chance to prove myself, and a chance to get a pat on the back every once in a while. Because I enjoy it, I enjoy being challenged and pushed to be better than I was yesterday. Because the money I earn makes me feel like a full partner in financial decisions at home, and it certainly helps when it comes time to pay for groceries and that that all important roof over our heads. Because someday my kids will be grown and gone, and I will need something to do.
Don’t get me wrong: my family still comes first. I love them with my whole heart, I would die for each and every one of them, and I think about them throughout each and every day.
And even though there are days when I despise and envy and desperately wish I could be a stay-at-home mom; I’m still grateful for my work.
This is not a contradiction. This is a full, messy, real life. Crazy sometimes, yes, for sure. But full and challenging and beautiful too, and I’m glad to be here.