Today I start a new job, well, an additional job I should say.
Being a full-time mother of three I tend to take on little side jobs, or part time gigs. Some people may curse the idea of me working, some may be envious of me being able to get out of the house. Either way, I AM HAPPY!
We spend so much time trying to please everyone else sometimes, that we tend to forget about ourselves. Well guess what, I am choosing not to forget anymore.
My fiance is a licensed plumber and he absolutely loves his job, his career. Sure, everyone has their daily complaints, concerns, moans and groans. But he genuinely loves what he does. And I have envied that for a very long time.
Don’t get me wrong, I love spending every waking moment with my kiddos. They are my world, my light in the dark, my everything. I love them so much.
But if I were to be honest, sometimes I can feel … stuck? Not sure if that is the right word. People tell me, “you are young, you have so much time LATER to start your life”, “save that for LATER, when the kids are grown”, “do it LATER”.
However, for my fiance, everything is NOW, NOW, NOW! (Not for him of course, he would drop everything for me or our children). Everyone else pushes him forward, but holds me back.
I deserve to grow too, to find things I am passionate about. To be happy. To live in the now!
So, it has begun. My “now” has started. Yes, I have four small jobs, that take up little bits and pieces of my week, but they are my home away from home. They are my escape from the 24/7 mom life. They are my NOW, my HAPPY.
And you know what? I cherish the time with my children that much more. Because when I get home, I can’t wait to squeeze them in a tight hug. Or cuddle with them while just watching some silly tv show. Or make them something special for dinner, just because. It is that much more special when it isn’t just a daily chore. Or something I am “supposed” to be doing.
I encourage all of you to find your happiness, live in the now. DREAM, and keep dreaming folks. Don’t let anyone or anything hold you back.
Much love, Liz!