10.23.2013

Hobbies

My husband has Hobbies. Yes plural! It's all good he needs the hobbies to stay sane. He plays guitar (totally self taught) and he has a Camaro. Which he has rebuilt 90% of it. I love that he has things that he loves.

I myself not so much a hobby girl. I mean don't get me wrong I love to craft as much as the next one. And I even at one point had a little side business with my craft stuff, however becoming a Mom changed my time.

I don't have the time to put into the craft business. I barley have time to use the bathroom clean the house most days.

Being a work outside of the home mom is hard. I'm not trying to discount stay at home mom's or work from home mom's because lets get real those are equally hard. It's just working outside of the house is a different hard. A I'm not home alllllll day and when I am home so is my baby and husband and dog(he never leaves weirdo) and they all pull me in a million directions until bed time and then when I wake up oh yeah that's right I have to go back to work kind of hard.

I chose to work outside of the home. We need the health insurance. Which is now changing anyway. But even if we didn't, I don't know if I could be a stay at home mom. See I give huge props to any parent out there who stays at home and there are days I long for that but I don't know if I could do it. OK I take that back I know I could do it and would maybe even love it but it's not my reality so I don't let myself go there. I can't because I would go into a tail spin.

When I was on my extended maternity leave I chose to work from home for a few weeks to have more time with my chubby babe and it was HARD. My job is time sensitive so there is no oh the baby is crying I can finish this later. Nope my job does NOT work like that. So I knew right then and there that even if my company allowed it, that working from home would not be an option.

OK so now that I got way off the topic back to hobbies. My time is spread so thing between working and mommying (new word I know I'm cool) and then being a kick ass wife well I have nothing left to give.

Then today a deal came through my living social. For to photography classes. I have always looked at photos and wanted to do that so I called my Dad who also loves it and asked him to join me. Well after looking over the schedule we both bought the voucher for 2 classes. To say I'm excited is an understatement. See picking up photography as a hobby is something I can do and involve my baby and my husband and my dog. So it's a win win. I get to have something that is all mine and still be with my family.

For what it's worth I know I rambled in this post but that's how my brain works. So if you followed all the way clappy hands for you! and if you just skipped to this sentence I get it.