motherhood: the greatest and most difficult unpaid yet rewarding job.
an affirming nod, an amen or standing ovation to that statement would be acceptable. because it is. some days you wanna pull your hair out, book a one way ticket to the Fiji islands and some days you are filled with overwhelming joy to hear the word 'mom' come out from the little people you brought into the world.
and with being a mom there are choices that need to be made sacrificing your needs or desires for the best of your babies. although mine are not so much babies anymore, but still.
one of the choices i've had to recently make is refrain from climbing the corporate ladder and disliking the position that i currently have.
i know that sounds like i'm ungrateful, but i'm not. i'm super thankful for the job i have as it helps provide for my family, however, it's not the area where i would like to be. at this point in my career at my workplace, i saw myself in a different area. an area preferably where i would not need to discuss the same thing with a customer for the hundredth time.
unfortunately the positions that i would like to apply for require a late schedule where i would not be coming home until about 10:30 in the evening, and going full time. that just doesn't work for me. my family needs me. my kids need me.
now, i've been working part time for about a year now, and i love being able to pick them up from school, prepare them an after school snack and have time to get creative with it, help them with their homework, and enjoy them for longer than two rushed hours max before bedtime.
i always joke with my co-workers when i'm done for the day, that i am heading to my next job, not home. but work is not work when you love what you do. and even like i said, some days are chaotic and they test their limits times ten, i love having this option now and being with them before they are too grown to enjoy crafts with mom in the afternoon or a random movie date.
so while i have to listen to customers complain on a daily for a few hours, i am satisfied in knowing that this choice is a sacrifice well worth it. i'll take apple nachos over a corporate title any day.
what sacrifices have you had to make as a mother? i'd love to know!