I REALLY love my life

Funny how we take things for granted so quickly. A few months ago I had to work an outside job for 3 weeks. It was very hard, because I don’t do mornings well, the days were long and uncomfortable, and I missed my kids.

As soon as it was over, I went back to complacently enjoying setting my own schedule, having the kids all around me as I worked, and not having to punch someone else’s clock.

Kevin woke up sick today, and I am his substitute. So I had to be up at 5:00 am, and on the road by 5:45, just to get to work on time because the roads have patchy ice on them.

Today I remember again how much I love my life, and why. Sure, its hard and hectic sometimes. But it is also very much my life, which I have so much choice in.

Most days, I can spend an extra 10 minutes in the bath if I want. I can get up at an hour that does not leave me sleepy in the middle of the day. I can choose clothing as comfortable and informal as I like (no jammies… just cozy familiar clothes). I can work in an environment that is comfortable to me, and that is tailored to my needs. When I answer the phone, I get to say MY business name, not theirs. When I encounter someone new, I can promote MY services, not someone else’s. And the kids can be where I am, so I can be there for them.

This time, I’ll try not to forget that when I get to go back to the familiar routine.

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