So I have been a working stay at home mom for 11 years. There has never been a time where I wasn't teaching classes all over Timbuktu. I only ever took off Christmas and summer, other than that, the rest of the year I was kitting and prepping classes to travel and teach. It was a great gig, it allowed me to attend all the kids field trips, events, volunteer in their classes. It was awesome!
I knew that when my kids were all in school, then I wanted to teach full time in schools. I wouldn't give up teaching art classes all over, I just would do less of it. I still love that aspect and the friends I made. So when I went back to University, I gave up all my design teams but Sizzix, just needed to focus on them. I wanted to complete this degree in 8 months. CRAZY. Do not recommend it to anyone. It is hard, intense, time consuming. Do it over a few years, enjoy the process.
All last week, I ran around selling textbooks, applying to graduate, requesting transcripts, etc. Now this week, I have been filling out application forms and resume building. Other than that, it is my first real week where I have actually not done some sort of "work". In all honesty, it has been the cleanest my house has been in 11 years as well-and stayed clean.
I cleaned like crazy. And it felt GREAT!~ and then since I didn't work, I did spot cleaning where it needed- and it still was clean. I baked, I did the sports mom thing, coffeed with friends, began crazy purging. This domestic gig is enjoyable. But I noticed the catch...
If you are going to be a stay at home mom and succeed at it- then that's the only role you can play. lol. I have been failing for 11 years and have felt overwhelmed. But then again, I like spending money, travelling, you know all the good things you need money for. So I worked as much as I could. Now again, I am trying to apply for a job. So I need to appreciate my house right now. Appreciate how beautiful it really is when it is functioning. :)
So I leave you with my epiphany. Off to blog more crafty fun stuff!
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