April 22, 2010

JUST stay at home?

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!"


Luke said...

I love the quote "Find a joy you love and never work a day in your life." [smile]


Heather said...

I noticed much this same thing this past weekend while I was at a women's retreat conference. All the speakers would say things like "whether you're a doctor, or a lawyer, or just a stay at home mom." The more I heard it, the more it irritated me. JUST a stay at home mom? Argh.

Anonymous said...

I agree. I think it's sad that some people don't consider what we do as important. But, I haven't meet anyone to be unkind to me so far.



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