Why the best career in the world is in the home you create.
A few months ago I received a comment on a post that was almost two years old. The subject of this post can be
a bit of a touchy subject, so anytime I receive an email telling me I have a new comment on this post I immediately hold my breath, say a prayer, & then dive head first into it.
As I began reading the comment I realized that maybe I haven’t done a good job explaining my blog’s tagline. I thought it was pretty straight forward, but in the era of political correctness, unless a single sentence is followed by a books worth of explantation, chances are you will be misunderstood. That’s life. And since blogging is my job (note: not career) it’s something I am desperately trying to get use to (at least in the sense of my job).
After a few more deep breaths & an attempt by my husband to calm me down (Yes, even a comment on a post that is almost as old as my blog, & receives very few views in comparison to my new posts, can cause the crazy to come out in me), I responded.
But as I was doing so I realized that there might be more people out there who haven’t picked up what I’m laying down.
The Best Career in the World is in the Home You Create is meant to include every person who reads my blog, whether you have been with me from the beginning or are reading (any of) my posts for the first time.
My tagline has nothing to do with gender, race, your job (or lack-there-of), the Facebook officialness of your relationship, your favorite color, the name of your first pet… no. No. NO!
I feel like this post is taking a turn for the crazy… Let’s circle back around, shall we?
Roger & I spent a lot of time discussing what my tagline should be & (whether he admits it or not) my sweet hard-working husband came up with The Best Career in the World is in the Home You Create.
So let’s break it down.
an occupation or profession, especially one requiring special training, followed as one’s lifework
I might be a work-from-home wife (or as some people see bloggers – no matter how much $$$ they make – a stay-at-home wife) & my husband might have a full-time job (prayers appreciated graduation is imminent!), but everything we do is to enhance, encourage, & enlighten our home life. Our home is our occupation. No matter the job title.
Special training? Deciding to be a one income family is not an easy decision for most people. It takes work to learn how to balance expenses on one income while raising a family. And while I’m not a mother yet, I have a feeling that becoming one takes A LOT of special training. Special training that you really only gain “on the job” & as you go.
And on to my favorite part “one’s lifework.” Our lifework, our legacy, is not going to be this blog or my husband’s dental practice. It will be something much more important & have much higher value.
Our lifework & legacy will be our family, our children, & most importantly the way we allow God’s love to shine through our lives.
So whether you are married or single, a man or a woman, have a full time job or no job, I invite you to join me on my journey as I struggle, pray, & learn how to create The Best Career Career in the World!
With love, G
By wisdom a house is built,
& through understanding it is established;
through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare & beautiful treasures.
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