Working Girl

I have FOUR weeks left of work.

For me, working has never been a passion. I haven’t yet found a job that really speaks to me; something that I would consider ‘my calling’. And to be honest, I don’t know that I will find it. I envy people who get to work at something they love every day; those people who come home from work and feel as though they’ve been doing exactly what they want all day long. I come home and try to savour the precious few hours I have before I have to go back. And this seems to be the case regardless of where I work (there have been a few exceptions to this rule).  I keep getting close, but ultimately keep missing the mark.

So when people ask how I feel about leaving the workplace, how I feel about having a year off, I find it hard not to jump for joy. I am thrilled for this chance. I am so, so excited for the opportunity to stay at home for an entire year with our new little girl. I know it won’t be easy, I know that its not a year-long vacation. But I’m looking forward to it just the same.

Do you love what you do? Are you looking forward to some time away from the workplace, or are you desperate to get back at it?

4 thoughts on “Working Girl

  1. I’m going back to work part time and it is (hopefully) going to be a good balance for me. I do enjoy my job – to say its my calling, well, I’m not 100% sure about that. For me though I can still use the degree I spent 6 years in school for and be able to have some time with my kids.
    Obviously its impossible to enjoy every day of your year off but I hope its filled with way more good days!

  2. I didn’t love what I do before I had the baby, which is one of the reasons I basically quit. I still do contract work for the company but I still don’t LOVE it. I love the situation though—I can make a little $$$, and keep my foot in the working work, and stay home with my 7 month old. I’ll keep it as long as I can because the pros outweigh the cons. I like the work “ok”, so for now it’s a dream situation. There is no way I’d go back to doing it fulltime though.

    I love staying home with my kiddo…sure, some days she drives me up the wall, but I’m happy I get to spend this time with her. I have no desire to move back into fulltime work until we are done having kids and they are a few years old.

  3. I enjoy(ed) well enough my job, but it isn’t really my calling. Not sure what would be..a coffee house maybe. 🙂 I have been thoroughly enjoying my year off from work to be with my little guy. I truly don’t want to go back in just over two months. Thankfully it will be part time only.

  4. I’ve never had a job I loved so much I wanted to climb the corporate ladder.

    I was a little sad to leave my job to become a SAHM back in March, but that was only because I was finally put in an office with people who could talk about subjects other than themselves. I had fun with the group I was with and was sad to leave the grown up interaction. Things were extremely slow and I had already cut back my hours, so I spent most of my time goofing off and I was ready to spend that time with my son.

    That is so awesome you have a whole year off! I only got 2 months and that was so not enough time for me.

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