April 22, 2010
I catch myself saying it all the time.
"So do you work?"
"No, I just stay at home."
I say it without thinking. It's an easy answer for the small talk that I normally take part in with people I just meet.
Do I work? YESSSS! I'm on call 24/7 and I hardly get to sit down at all until after 9 pm. I have a SUPER rewarding job that will affect generations to come!
"I JUST stay at home" should really never come out of my mouth. It gives a feeling of inadequacy and of no worth. Like I do nothing.
The fact is I LOVE my job. I would never want another job. I make huge sacrifices for my job. I get paid nothing for my job of choice, LOL. But "they" always say to do something you love doing, and this is what I love doing. I must make an effort to convey that next time I get to tell someone what I do for a living! :)
"I get to stay with my kids and take care of them, and it's the greatest job ever!"