I was raised right. I knew before I became a mom that every mother is a working mother, regardless of receiving a paycheck. I became a stay at home mom when Liam was born. It wasn’t until both boys were in school that I thought, “What now?” Unfortunately, I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up, hadn’t left a specific career track, and wasn’t qualified to do much.
What I didn’t realize was that though Aidan was attending school, I still needed a flexible schedule to take care of him. He had more doctor’s appointments; I get calls from the school nurse more frequently than other moms; then there are days like yesterday. One of the agencies that provides care for Aidan needed to do a recertification and wouldn’t you know it, they lost all of their paperwork. They needed to come out pronto to ask me a kazillion questions I hate answering.
Now, I realize that there are plenty of moms raising kids with special powers that work outside the home and balance it all. It can be done. I just have a hodge podge kind of life right now. Sometimes I love it and sometimes it leaves me feeling aimless or useless. There are definitely days I feel like the biggest decision I’ve made is what produce to buy and I even get that wrong and how important is that anyway and who really needs me?
Then I get out of my pity pond and remember that I love teaching piano, which I can do because of my flexible schedule. I can also say yes to speaking engagements (ooops, I have one this weekend I should probably prepare for). Which leads me to the big opportunity I’m excited about……