in february 2009 i was laid off from a job i loved and had for over 6 years. that was such an emotional time for me. i probably sent out close to 50 resumes and applications for various jobs within the skill sets i hold and nothing. literally nothing. 6 weeks passed and i was getting very used to staying home with my boys and enjoying the time with matt (who had just begun working from home when i was laid off). i had reached out to a former co-worker who i knew had stayed in the same field and one day an email came from her, letting me know her boss (who i also knew) was looking for a part-time employee. God knew what i wanted…and needed. the location was perfect (5 miles away), the price was almost right and the promise to get me back to my previous salary was kept and has now, just 2 years later, exceeded that number by far. i have an amazing boss and great flexibility in my schedule that allows me to be with my kiddos more. i come home for lunch everyday to hang with marshall and matt.
i always wanted to be a mommy and wife. never really had corporate dreams. i certainly was not driven or defined by my job. still am not. but matt has dreams and i was always able to hold pretty good jobs. i am a mommy who happens to have a job outside the house. i bring home bacon and allow my family to have the necessities of life. and maybe a few fun things along the way! we are far from rich and i don’t ever plan to be. but i know there are people who plain don’t have a job. for them i understand the struggle, the stress and the worry. i am blessed with this gift and even at the times when i just don’t want to be there or i screw up and the tears flow, i know that i cannot fail and that at 4:00 i am only 10 minutes from being back home where i belong.
i am blessed.