Today for some reason I find myself missing my job. I was very challenged at my job in Kugluktuk and really did enjoy it, even with all of the problems.
Tonight I was looking at Masters programs available by correspondence. It sounds good for a minute or two, but then I shake my head and realize how much I wanted this. The opportunity to stay at home and be a hands on parent. We worked our butts off for four years so that we would be financially secure enough to become a one income family.
I think I just miss learning. Not that staying at home with a toddler isn't learning!! I am missing an academic challenge. I signed up for French classes in town and I am loving my one hour a week in the classroom. After that hour I crave more learning. Perhaps that is why I am liking sewing with fur and leather so much. I find it challenging to come up with patterns and figure out new techniques to make my final product have a more finished look to it.
In the future, I am sure I will continue with my career. Sometimes though I am not sure the extra money is worth it. Both parents on the go, trying to coordinate vacation time, trying to have quality family time, etc. Life just seems so simple with only one adult out of the house having a job. Who knows, maybe my career will be put on long term hold while we raise our kids. And so far my mitten/bootie making is giving me enough fun money that I am content.
Anyone else out there feel like this? I would love to hear any opinions on the topic!