Monday, July 23, 2012

Huge thanks to ChristianPF

If you haven't already read Bob Lotich's How To Make Money With A Blog article, you'll probably head that way before you finish reading much of this one. Today I started my first day back at work since I had my beautiful God-given gift, Carson. Boy, It was one of the worst days of my life. Not only was it rough in-processing again, but I had to leave my son alone with someone else for the first time. I was a wreck. In fact, my bosses let me go early because of how distraught I appeared. I kept playing various scenarios in my head in which I was this glorious stay-at-home mom, living without cable, a second car, renting a tiny apartment in a neighborhood I would never walk around in. It hit me hard- I had to have an income. Sure a part-time job would give me more time with him, but in the field of pharmacy, I've got one of the best positions available (and it took a really long time to get there). So what do I do? Do I give up the career I've worked so hard for or do I give up the childhood I had envisioned for my child? How about neither? I forgot the real reason I started this blog. I never intended on this being my source of income, nor did I expect it to satisfy my career needs, but I started it to see what could happen. I love to write. I love to share. I've been journaling my entire life and I love to share entries with my friends. If I can do that and be home with my son, God will have given me a way out. If it doesn't work out, clearly there are better plans out there for me. With a plan in front of me, and the honest how-to from Bob, I feel like I shouldn't abandon this blog (I'll explain more on that next time). I genuinely thank you for reading and I hope you stick around!

1 comment:

  1. I hope it gets easier for you! I went back to work this year too and I'm glad my mom is taking my kids. Such a blessing!