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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Groundhog Day

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
Anton Chekhov
Ok,ok so sue me I am having one of those "ground-hog days." I want to preface this post with a little statement....I love staying at home with my kids and I am so thankful that God has put us in the position to be able to afford to do so. I love the fact that I get to install values in them, teach them, and all that comes with being a SAHM. (I am also NOT judging those of you that work part-time full-time or whatever outside of the home!) With that being said, I sometimes just get stuck in a rut & that is how I am feeling now.
I sometimes wonder when did my life turn into waking up, picking up toys, doing dishes, scooping the cat litter, feeding the animals, feeding the kids, changing diapers, laundry, picking up some more toys, doing household errands, paying bills, more laundry, more butt changing, more feeding the kids, putting laundry away....you get the picture?! There are days (like today) that I really miss nursing & the humor that my patients brought into my life.
I think that is what has brought me to this decision that I have been praying about....if I can get this course approved to be paid for by the good ole' Marine Corps, I am going to take a certificate course in Christian Women's Counseling. I am hoping that it will lead to a parttime job that works with our family dynamics but if not then so be it! I hope that I can really use it to help women that are in need both spiritually, mentally, and physically.
When am I going to fit this in....????fortunately it is a self-paced study. There are 30 courses for 15 credits to complete the certificate. I am hoping that with my nursing and psychology degrees/experience that I will do good somewhere.
In the meantime, thanks for listening to me vent about my ground-hog day and
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5 comments:

Life With The Boys! said...

I totally understand the Groundhog Day feeling. You can practically tell time by my daily routine. There are days when I am totally nostalgic for the free time I used to enjoy but I wouldn't change my life and it was good to read your post and realize that I am not the only mother, wife, adn housekeeper that gets burned out!! Good luck with your new endever.

Cassie said...

I hope you get it approved! I think ou'd make a great counselor. Don't worry, we all get days like that and come out of it more than ready to face the routine.

Kim said...

What a great goal! I hope that everything works out for you! I think workign part-time is the ideal situation, the best of both worlds! Keep us posted.

Kim said...

PS- Love the new fall look!

Erin said...

I've been home with my children 11 years now and, like you, I'm grateful, oh so grateful. As my first headed off to college, however, I realized that the world I'd made with them is coming to an end and that realization has made me conscious of how quickly it has passed. I know you're wondering how and when you became a utility (we get to that place), but the truth is, you're a lynch-pin. Don't rush the time...take your classes and look forward to a new phase, but don't demean what you do each and every day.

(Oh, yeah, did I mention I was a working mom for the first ten years of my marriage? - until my oldest was 8, the next was 3, and the third was born--the older those kids get, the more they need you.)

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