Thursday, March 22, 2012

My Life As A WAHM

Wow its been a minute since we've last connected. I tell ya balancing work and home is no joke. Seriously. I started working from home without worrying about interacting with brick and mortar for about four months now and as I was sitting on our bottom stairs and then our mudroom bench in progress staring at our blooming male pear tree (meaning it bears no fruit).

I was thinking of my reason why I became a WAHM. It was for my girls. My last career as a healthcare professional lasted almost a decade. I really did love what I my profession but being here for my daughters is.... well.... priceless. I wanted to be totally available to them no matter what seeing that my husband travels at times for work. Being available to them wasn't an option before. I would wake up at 5am leave the house at 6:30am and our office would open at 7am on the dot and the patients would pour in literally waiting for us to open the door as if we had a sale a blood draws and EKG's that day.

Now a days I wake up and I'm able to get the girls up and ready for school and greet them when they return home. I love it but there is a catch. The catch is that I had to learn the hard way how much discipline is needed with being a "WAHM". In the beginning I jumped in without a plan. No plan results in distractions from every household chore that stares you in the face. Dishes, laundry, dusting, vacuuming, mopping etc. etc. Don't get me wrong by no means am I saying that these things are no longer important but what I am saying is that a balance is definitely needed between work, home and family. That definitely takes serious discipline, without it the day comes to an end and you realize that you haven't done any work at all and when its time to pay bills... well um.... I'm sure that you can figure out the rest of this story. I will be sharing with you A Day In The Life Of Me in an upcoming post and what I have done to resolve this issue. To hopefully help out other Moms whether a WAHM or a SAHM that maybe new to this or just needs help in this department as well.

Until Next Time.

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