Friday, May 24, 2013

What's Your Job?

Most generally when you meet someone for the first time they ask "What do you do for an occupation?"  A persons job usually tells a lot about what kind of person you are.  I use to respond with "I'm a stay at home mom."  The conversations tend to be rather dull after that or end very quickly.  A stay at home mom to some people seems very boring.  I started feeling like my job wasn't important enough to others.  I switched it up a bit with "I'm a stay at home mom, but I use to work at a hospital for 13 years." I would resort back to my old job.  That sounds way more important right?  It always lead to much more exciting conversations as well. 
 I think I will start responding with, I have a ton of jobs.  I'm a nurse, chauffeur, chef, teacher, playmate, housekeeper, laundry attendant, volunteer, accountant, and a babysitter.  Now, that is way more interesting for people to hear. 
It has taken me several years now to be proud of what I do.  Even if to some it's boring, not important, and I don't get paid.  I have come to the realization that to some it doesn't sound like a "job."  However, it is the most fortunate and unselfish job there is.  I wouldn't trade being able to stay at home for any amount of money.  I have decided I don't really care what peoples first impression of me staying at home is anymore.  I know why I do it and I know that it is the most important thing I can do right now. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Natalie! My name is Heather and I was wondering if you could answer a question about your blog! My email is Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com :-)