I got feedback today asking me if I really actually like staying at home, or if I was just trying to make it seem like I do, putting on a brave face. And how do I know if I like it when I haven't worked out of the house in four years.
I will answer that here.
I am a firm believer in you have to love what you do. Whether you are a teacher, a real estate agent, a lawyer or a plumber, I really feel that in order to be fulfilled with what you do, you need to love it.
I love staying home with my kids, I love caring for my family, and I really do love keeping our home. That last one is new. I used to hate it. And I was always honest about the fact.
And I will be honest again, I don't love housework. I still hate it. There is nothing nice about toilets, kitty litter, dishes or dust bunnies.
What I love is the fact that I am creating a space for my family that is positive, calm and free of dust tumbleweed.
So no, I don't like housework, but I have developed an indifference to it. No point is griping about something I can't change.
I really do love what I do. I know there are some people that cannot feel fulfilled staying at home with the kids and taking care of the family, but I can truly and honestly say that I feel totally fulfilled.
And I do have work outside of the house as well. Three times a month I have to leave my home and supervise students who are out on field placement through our local college. These outings only prove to me even more that I love being at home with my family.
And who wouldn't want to see this every day!