Thursday, July 5, 2012
Having It All
I love this post by The Frugal Girl about "having it all." It's definitely been on my mind as I decided wether or not to continue to work after Baby Girl Walker joined our family. I have to agree with her in so many ways, to me "having it all" never included having a family and a career. When I was in my 20's I might have wanted both, but the older I've gotten, the longer I was in a career, the longer I waited to start my family, the more I've wanted to be able to stay home with my children. I definitely have friends who are moms who work full time, and while some of them do it out of necessity, and some of them do it out of choice, I don't know that any of them would say that they "had it all." Just in the last week and a half that I've been at home waiting for Baby Girl I've definitely wondered if I made the right choice, if I'll be happy being home all the time, taking on most of the housework and cleaning and child care. I realize that I might have to take a part time job, not just for financial reasons, but maybe for my mental stability having worked outside the home for more than half of my life. But at the same time I love that for right now my focus can be on Baby Girl (when she decides to come that is) and Shawn. And I'll figure out the cooking and cleaning and homemaking, and who knows, I might love it. And here's to the opportunity to figure out what "having it all" means to me!