I’ve had many people ask about this over the past few weeks, so I thought I’d touch base on it.
Instead of going back to my previous job at the end of this month, I will only be reporting to these guys…
……and I am so thankful.
So, I guess to start off, I was never sure of what I wanted to do as far as a career. I think when I was young, I really wanted to be a teacher. I thought, and still do, that I would enjoy that. I got my first job when I was sixteen, soon after I started driving. I worked at an insurance agency answering phones, filing and so forth. While in high school and college, I worked at a few clothing boutiques, an advertising agency and a hotel. I worked at a hotel for about four years. The hours worked with my college courses and I really enjoyed it. I graduated with a degree in communications, but still wasn’t sure what I want to do. I don’t believe you have to have a college education to do what you are good at, or enjoy, but I am happy I was able to go and chose to. I will say, while I really enjoyed college, I am not a school person. I did know I liked to communicate 🙂
Thankfully, about six months after I graduated college we moved and I got a job that I loved and I’ve had up until now. I did the marketing for a company that helps senior citizens. My role changed over the years as I became pregnant and such, but I enjoyed every position. The company is an international company and there is an office locally. I may go into more detail another time. It is a company I believe in. While I worked there, I got to visit with seniors, help families and spread the word. Honestly, it was the perfect job and if I were going back to work, it’s the job that I would hope to do.
Once kids were on our mind, I soon determined that was the job I felt like I was meant to heave. That’s the one job I was sure I wanted. I knew it was a lifelong job, but I saw myself being with my children the majority of the time. Of course, I had many concerns that Brent and I would both need to bring in an income. After our short time with Cohen, it confirmed that we would do whatever it took for me to be with our kids as much as possible. We aren’t promised tomorrow, so I have prayed I could spend each day given with them.
When I became pregnant with Knox & Sloane, we discussed the financial obligations for two children and still weren’t sure how we would make it work. We also weren’t sure how long I’d physically be able to work being pregnant with twins. Again, thankfully I had a wonderful boss and was able to do some work up until a few weeks before delivery. Brent began looking for a new job and our prayers were answered and he made the change a few weeks before the babies were born, which I’ve previous blogged about. Not only did he make a job change, he was able to be home with us for a month.
For now, I will be staying at home to take care of Knox & Sloane. This is the best decision for our family at this time and I am so happy about it. It won’t go without some sacrifice, but I think that’s part of having this job, like any other. I’ve already had a few rough days (or maybe just moments), but I think of the alternative being no babies here to take care of, and things instantly improve. Thankfully, Brent is very helpful when he is at home as he knows my hands full with two 12 week old babies 🙂
Something else I’m thankful for? The people that advertise and sponsor on this blog. I really enjoy sharing my reader’s businesses and it also helps our family. So, what income I do bring in, will solely be from doing my favorite hobby.
With all this being said, I 100% support working moms and stay at home moms. I think you just do what is best for your family and your children will be happy and loved regardless!!
Thank you all so much for the kind words on Saturday’s post!