Hello, humans of the internet! Thanks for joining this quick little blog. I have been thinking a lot about my future! What I want to do, what I want to be included, and in doing all that- taking into consideration what is best for my son and dog…and guinea pig (lol). That makes things 100% harder.
So let’s discuss. How do we decide? I think it’s silly that we try to make 18 year old choose what they will do for the rest of their lives. I think this was a reasonable decision when the average life span was 30-35. But now- we have nearly 80 to 100 years on our hands. What are we gonna do with it?
I have wanted a little side job. Something that is not attached to the homemaker title…just to make a little spending money and for a little personal time. I got a job offer- but it was really awkward hours and it wasn’t a good fit for our home. I thought about taking it anyway- just so I felt like I was doing something…but it didn’t feel good in my gut. So I guess that’s how we decide (unless you have indigestion)…with your gut.
I have so many things that I want to do all at once and I easily overwhelm myself because nobody can do everything I want to do all at once. I want to bake, garden, do home renovations (with literally no experience), creat social media content, make some art, be a present and loving mom, be a great pet mom, read, cook, travel, get fit, organize, clean, write, blah, blah, blah. I have an overwhelming list going on.
So, that being said- if any of you have advice on how to decide on your future- I am all ears…or eyes…since I would be reading it. But if you are here for advice- I think the only advice I could give is- try it. If there are things that aren’t life-changing decisions…just go for it. If you want to learn a new skill- do it. New hobby? Try it. If it is a life-changing decision- ponder it, pray about it, meditate on it- and see if it feels good in your gut. Feel like butterflies and sunshine- do it. Feels like a ton of rocks? Maybe think before you jump.
Today I made a decision, due to the rocks in my gut- to not take a job I was excited about. It was kind of sad, but a little disappointment was better than disappearing from Kai’s life for 9 hours a day suddenly, missing out on some quality time with Dylan, and having somebody else walk my dog. Hopefully, ( I believe it is) it was the right decision and I will find something more…” Mom” friendly.
That is all for today. Just thinking about life and thought I would bring you into it. 🙂 Thanks for reading and I hope to see you all again soon. (Also-side note: I will be working on writing my more serious, research-driven blogs. They are just time-consuming and I don’t have much of that.) Thanks again-
Here are some pictures of our new puppy- Mochi. This is your reward for getting to the bottom of the blog. 🙂