I never really knew how I was supposed to live my life. For a long time I consumed my own world with work and school and there really wasn’t any time for ‘relaxing’. For me to sit still and do nothing is an anomaly. I never really realized how much I used to do, until I forced myself to do less. I always had 2 jobs or I was trying to pack too many things into one day. As life has slowed down, I realize how much more enjoyable it really is. Watching my family play together and spending time with them has really made me appreciate my family and my especially my husband so much more. A lot of times we get so caught up in trying to bring home the bacon, or make the ends meet we forget what we are really working for. One of the most important things we can do is make a list of reasons we are working.
Why do we do, what we do?
I do it for the time I can spend with my family.
I do it for the lifestyle I eventually want to live.
I do it for the freedom.
While I admire my husband for having a job that he is so passionate about, and at sometimes get a little jealous of how much he loves his job, I can also appreciate that my job helps us live the way we want to live. My job although not something I am super passionate about is something that makes our world at home just a little bit better. It makes waking up in the morning to go to work less difficult when I can realize how much it does for my family.
Maybe it’s not a family you are working for, maybe it’s just for you. Maybe it’s a starting point, and maybe it’s creating a better future for the family you do not have yet. I know that I do it… for them.