Day 30: Are you doing what you truly want to be doing?
For me, the main thing that I want to be doing in my life is raising my children with my husband; being a family.
Career wise, I am working on that part still. I did just graduate with my Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration, but with having young children working a full time day job is not feasible for me. I do not want someone else raising our kids. Not only that, but I have so many interests in things that I want to do.
I am currently taking cake decorating classes. Not that I think I will financially benefit from it, but it makes me happy. I want to be able to make the cakes for my kid’s birthdays instead of spending a lot of money on something that turns out horrid (like Pickle’s 5th birthday cake). I know that I can be good at it if I just learn. SO that is what I am doing there. Here is a picture of the first cake I did in class last week. I am quite proud of it.
Another interest of mine, if you have not caught on, is writing. I love writing this blog. I would love to write a book someday, I just have not found that special idea just yet. I am not sure I will ever be able to have my writing be my sole income, but that would surely be nice! More so, I do it because it makes me happy.
I have two other career fields that I find interest in. One of those is becoming a midwife. I have always been fascinated with pregnancy and birth (literally my entire life I have been obsessed). I knew long ago that I would not be cut out for being a doctor; there is way too much to remember and my hands would not be stable enough for doing surgeries like an obstetrician would have to do. I actually never considered being a midwife until after my VBAC experience with Poppy. I loved my midwives and thought how amazing it would be to be one. I have looked into that. The second thing that I have a lot of interest in is interior design. I have recently begun looking into that field as well. That is not to say that I am jumping on the school bandwagon again right now, but it is on my radar.
As for my life in general, I am genuinely content with where I am. The only thing I wish to have more of is travel. Traveling with children can be difficult and I am almost always up for that. Add in Pickle starting Kindergarten next month, having to pull him out of school for a vacation just doesn’t seem like a good enough excuse to go to jail or pay a fine (because you can if they miss too much school). Of course there is always the money factor of how much it costs to travel; food, lodging, and activities. Those things can get so expensive! To quench our thirst for travel, I have been looking into more frugal ways of traveling (maybe I will do a post on that in the future). Other than that though, I am happy where I am right now. I am in a place where I am searching my options and testing myself to see what it is I want to do.
Are you doing what you want to be; career wise or life in general? Let me know in the comments below!