Like a lot of other women out there, I am a stay at home mum. This is my choice, not one that my husband has demanded , or anybody else believes I should do.
Pre motherhood, I had a full time career, like many of us, one where I chipped in 10hr days, just to continually try and reach to the top. I travelled several times a year interstate, and overseas. Sometimes, or I should say a lot of the times, I worked weekends, yep I w
as networked into the work system, or I had a lap top. Work, work work.
It was a great time in my life, great mates, and one I thought could never be topped, all the independence and cash to burn. Yep life was, sweet.
Then my babies came. WHOA!! Life changing, my time is never my own, I am their world, I think for them, know when they are hot, cold, hungry, or miserable. Not on my life could I leave them. Although sometimes I wish I could run away for a little while, hehehe!!!
Just to make my world a little more hectic I decided to start my own handmade business. I use the skills I already have, and rely on everything else via instinct, and learn from the online community.
I still get a lot of people asking me how do I do it?
Why do I do it?
Doesn't it kill you having nothing to say to anyone everyday?
Doesn't your brain feel mushy after baby jibber jabber?
Aren't you bored?
Topped with their opinion "I couldn't do that to myself".
Mind you a lot of these comments are generally from people who don't know me so well.
I just want to put it out there,
I DO IT BECAUSE I LOVE IT & WOULDN'T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY.
I think today us chickies are pretty lucky. I know I am glad
I was born in this era.
When have the opportunity to dream and believe in what we do. Do what we want & just go for it. I love that I get to see my kids everyday, it's not always a calm day, and more days than not I have tantrums to deal with, and can be very frustrating.
I still get to have a creative outlet, and this happens with them. I still love to hand sketch, so I make sure Hudson draws with me. I am able to work during Charlotte's nap times, & Hudson has quiet time whether it be with a movie, a book, or a task that is done best with Charlotte asleep. During wake time it's go go go. Parks, swimming lessons, mothers group catch ups, everyday errands, & other activities. But we are together and it's fun.
You never know I may return to work one day, I may not. Personally I would rather still be doing what I am doing, be more established, and keep being creative and enjoying every moment. Well that's my plan anyway.
I wrote this today in hope on shedding light that WAHM's can have kids and a career to.