Monday, September 17, 2012

The Career Girl Goes Bust - For A Little While

New generation of career girls
Being a career girl has always been my thing. I've worked since I was 15. It was my identity. It was shaped by the career girl movies of the 80's like "Working Girl" and a stay at home mom who wanted me to always be able to support myself. And when we decided to have a family I don't even think I was ready for that identity to change. Especially when I was offered my dream job, the one I worked my entire life for but when it came down to it, wasn't my dream anymore.  My identity changed. It didn't slip away - it morphed into something completely different.

So for now I'm going to use that phrase that doesn't do it justice: I'm a stay at home mom. I'm not bored or unfulfilled.  I'm excited for this new phase in my life. I'm excited to support other working girls, working moms or stay at home mom's with great and easy recipes, crafts, projects, etc that I may come across. I'm always a lover of all things domestic. And I'm going to raise a new generation of working girl's to fulfill their potential as my stay at home mom did. It's not a new job per se. I see it as a calling. And it's time for me to fulfill it. Funny how everything comes full circle.


3 comments:

  1. Thank you for this encouraging post. What's that one saying about the best laid plans? Because I just became a stay at home wife-for reasons that my husband I came to this conclusion and the best choice for us at this time. yes- no kids (yet). Why wouldn't I want to work if I can? It's so hard to not feel judged over a choice I know we made for the best FOR US. I always enjoyed working, loved my job. But when things get out of balance, you have to make choices that is best for the whole. So far? I'm LOVING IT!!!

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  2. First of all CONGRATS! I totally agree with you. It's your choice no one elses and if works for you that is all that matters. Besides there are so many cool things to do and learn when you stay home - with or without kids... Right now I still have many projects on back burner until naptime. :)

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  3. I always wanted to teach -- that was my dream. And I finally got there, but after 20 years (and missing out on nearly all of my three boys' childhoods while working on other people's children, I decided to join the "work at home mom" group with only three years to spare. It was worth every second! I only wish now I'd been able to do it sooner, so the very best to you :)

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