January 18, 2017

To work or not to work. For moms it’s a decade old question that never truly gets answered. It never gets answered because everybody’s answer is different.

I’m not working right now so I have time to be outside running and being active. Good for me.

Because I’m not working I’m not making an income and contributing to my household financially. Bad for me.

My friend is working right now so she has very little time to be active and get in shape. Bad for her.

She is working right now so she is making a financial contribution and feels good about that. Good for her.

I like to work and do feel a bit useless when I’m not working. Deciding what to make for dinner doesn’t really challenge me. But I also love having the time to spend quality time with my family and having some time to myself does make me a happier mommy.

It’s a classic grass is always greener scenario. The Best Thing in Life is that I have a choice. For now.

3 thoughts on “January 18, 2017

  1. Holistic Wayfarer January 18, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    My husband teasingly says he frees me up to stay home. I teasingly point out I handle 1001 details and his son’s education to free him up to just work. =)

  2. Life of Janine January 19, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    My husband keeps saying that I could stay home if I want to, but I am independent and always want to have my own money. Not because I’m going to run away to Bora Bora, but because I want to walk into Sephora and spend whatever I want on face cream without someone having heart failure when they see the bill.

  3. camparigirl January 23, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    I have always earned money so I would find it strange to be financially dependent on another but, at this very moment, I could do without another day of paid work ever again!

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