Monday, February 14, 2011

Exciting Changes...

There are some exciting changes happening in our household...  Those who know me best know that I did not really enjoy my profession all that much.  I worked very hard at it and it took a lot of time & money but at the end of they day I wasn't really happy with it.  Sure I am proud to call myself a CA but I definitely did not enjoy going to work every day.

The reality of the situation was that I did what I was told I was supposed to do when growing up.  I went to University, got a couple degrees and became a "professional" in the hopes to eventually make lots of money.  But I've always felt a little disappointed that I wasn't doing a job that I was passionate about and that I truly enjoyed and really having lots of money isn't really worth that.  I told myself that really no one truly enjoyed their job but I knew that wasn't true as my sister LOVES her job and looks forward to it every day.  I also made excuses that included I've already done too many years of education to do something else, it would be a waste of all that money I've spent, I'm too old to switch now, etc.

Then one day I realized that if I wanted to do something I enjoyed and that would allow me to also be a stay at home mom that I should just do it!  No one is stopping me except for myself. 

I am excited to say that I am now working towards doing things that I am passionate about.  Next month I am attending Hypnobabies training in St. Louis and am also planning on taking Gloria Lemay's doula training in April.  I can't wait to become a Hypnobabies instructor and a doula. I am looking forward to being able to provide a comprehensive prenatal courses to moms that will help empower them and take control of their birthing choices.  I loved my Hypnobabies course when I was pregnant and am still close to my instructor who has been very supportive of me.  I also cannot imagine anyone better to take my doula education with than Gloria, she is very inspirational!

I also recently became an independent Miessence representative so that I could help provide a solution to those who were looking for truly safe, natural and beneficial personal care products for their whole family.  It took me months to find a line of products that I felt good using on us and Kaiden, one that was safe enough that we could eat it, and I wanted to help make this search easier for other families.

As you can see, big changes are happening in our home and I am very excited with where they are going to take me.

1 comment:

  1. I found you from your post about cosleeping on Natural Parents Network...

    This post is so inspirational! I'm so glad you followed your passion. I, too, did the "expected" thing after high school, mostly because I feared what would happen if I left the well-trodden path.

    After having my first son, I ached to leave my awful customer service job but couldn't really afford to. After having my second son, I bit the bullet and figured I would make it work. We squeeze by every month, but I'm so much happier now.

    Good for you for seizing the day and taking the bull by the horns and all that! It feels great, doesn't it?