Wednesday, September 22, 2010

All You Need Is Love

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!


1 comment:

  1. I agree with you 100% on the loving what you do. There are days when I get the blues or feel like I may not be accomplishing things I should but, then I remember that my daughter is being taught and growing and changing and I want to be the one to raise her :)