This post is for military wives, any women that have stayed home to raise children and the men in their lives too. A friend suggested I write something once in a while that may not fit in with the Princess of Positive persona.

Here I am…40…educated and home for the past 12 years. You could call this my mid-life crisis post (though it really isn’t a big crisis & I’m not unhappy). Life is crazy and I love where it has taken me so far. Just now, well…read on.

Over the past 2 years, a lot has changed in my life. Hubby has retired from the Army and we are finally settled. The kids are in school I can’t find enough hours in the day for my Soldiers’ Angels work, my Saturday radio show, my blogs, my small professional organizing business, but nothing that really pays well or makes me feel I have reached my potential. None of these positions are reflective of my educational background, but I’ve come to the realization that maybe the plan for me is for something entirely different. After all, no education is wasted. I do know one thing – I don’t want to “just” be a stay at home Mom anymore (SAHM). Kind of like Groundhog Day with laundry and housework – it just isn’t cutting the mustard anymore. No regrets at all and certainly my children have benefited from all this. I love seeing them off to school in the morning and meeting them at the bus stop every day. I guess what I’m trying to to figure out is my purpose on this planet right now. What am I supposed to be doing? Yes yes…I know…raising 3 children, keeping house and volunteering are all very important. Certainly, success certainly doesn’t always have a dollar figure attached to it.

I’ve got lots of coals in the fire and maybe one will lead to something great. Really – I’m not complaining – just talking out loud. That’s what bloggers do. Thanks for listening.

2 Replies to “My mid-life confessional”

  1. I hear ya girl! I’m in the same mental boat! After my 38 years in the pharmaceutical industry I find myself far from “home”, retired, and wondering what will I do with the rest of my life! I’m busy now renovating a house but once that’s finished and we are settled…..then what?

    I guess it’s time to ask the question….what do I want to do when I grow up?

  2. Greta,

    Try a part-time job during the day while the kids are in school. But, if you can manage it, no one or nothing will be worth you being there for your kids when they come home. This is me looking at 40 from 50.


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