Day 6: What Do You Do?
Here is where it comes to the ever-popular SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) question and answer session. I remember I used to think “So, you’re a SAHM? What is it exactly that you do?” and then I had a child of my own and figured it out all too quickly. Kinda like diving into the deep end of the pool without ever having a swim lesson before…it’s EXACTLY like that!
Yes, currently I am a SAHM. I decided after I had Caroline that I wanted to take some time away from my career and focus on being home with my #1 girl. It’s been a constant whirlwind of emotions all rolled into one, but I’ve loved being home with her and getting to experience all her firsts in life. I thank my lucky stars that we were able to make that happen financially, though it has been a struggle at times, too. Now, as we are about to embark on life with 2 kids under the age of 2 (gosh that sounds NUTS when I say it out loud), I have decided that I want to take on a part-time career and so we hired our babysitter/nanny to come help us out. I have a position on the horizon that I am hopeful will be a perfect fit for me, and am keeping my fingers crossed it works out! I promise to keep you posted.
Day 7: The Things I’m Most Afraid Of
1. Failure: I’ve always been someone that tries to go above and beyond, and sometimes I feel myself taking on too much, but that’s the way I’m built. My biggest fear is failing…failing myself, and failing others. I never want to disappoint.
2. Death: I’m a Christian and I am confident I know where I’ll be spending my eternity, but it doesn’t change the fact that I am afraid of death. I guess it’s something we all fear in one way or another?
3. Snakes, Spiders, and Bugs Oh My: Yes, they all give me the creeps. I am a total girl when it comes to any kind of weird bug/animal and it’s known in our house Jeff has to be the one to deal with all those pesky things.
Day 8: A Piece of Advice for Others
This is so cliche, but I am going to say it anyways…my biggest pet peeve is incorrect grammar usage so I’ll use this platform as a way to convey the proper “you’re vs. your” terminology…
You’re is the contraction form for “you are”…read the sentence with “you are” to see if it makes sense. If it does, then “you’re” would be correct! If not, then go with “your”.
For example…”You’re making me crazy” is the same as “You are making me crazy”.
I know, we are not in elementary school anymore, but trust me, I see this ALL.THE.TIME and I laugh because it drives me nuts!