Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wednesday Randomness: I Don't Wanna Work...

...I just wanna bang on my drums all day! Sorry had that song in my head...

Anyway, happy Wednesday, everyone. This week's topic is Shitty Jobs We've Had or Currently Have.

I'm pretty lucky, I'll admit. My list isn't very long. I've been a stay-at-home mom since my oldest was born (he's 17) and haven't had to work outside the home very often. Like I said, lucky. And I know it full well.

Mom - Being a at-home mom isn's all grand. There are plenty of down sides. Not having any breaks is the first one that comes to mind. I have four kids. The age difference between the oldest and youngest is five and a half years. So life was very busy here, let me tell you. There were plenty of days I was watching the clock, waiting for for the hubs to walk through the door. Those days now, with the kids being teenagers, still happen but they are few and far between. But, honestly, the hardest part of it all was if I was frustrated or upset about something, it wasn't like I could just walk away from the kids and have alone time to work through it.

Though I will say, I loved being able to stay home with my kids and it was definitely my choice to do so. I don't regret it, and didn't regret it even on the hard days.

Retail - Over the years, here and there, I'd take a seasonal job to help out financially. Usually around the holidays. Yeah, working retail is not for me. Having to smile and be uber-helpful even when people are being douchcanoes? 
Yeah, I'm so happy this type of job was always a temporary thing.

Nursing Assistant - Once upon a time, I really thought I wanted to be a nurse. I worked as an NA for a while and it wasn't the worst job ever, but it showed me that nursing was definitely not my calling. 
Adding a pretty...mostly for Norris. Okay, I just like looking at Bradley James. 
I worked in a nursing home, mostly on the transitional care unit (those who were there short-term due to a surgery or something like that), and while I enjoyed doing it - I worked with some fantastic people and met some incredible patients - it stressed me the heck out. I may be a caretaker at heart, but when it came to taking care of people at work then having to be mom at was too much. I burned out big time. So when I found out I was pregnant with my third child, I stopped working as an NA. 

And that brings us to now. My kids are teenagers and in school all day. I help out my in laws and watch my neices during the day and I write. Watching the girls presents some of the same issues as when my kids were little, but at the end of the day I love it, and they go home. LOL And writing? Best damned job in the world. I realized it's all I ever wanted to do and I'm so damned lucky to be a position I can do it. 

So that's it from me. Can't wait to see what jobs the other girls share. Make sure to go check it out.

Bronwyn Green
Gwendolyn Cease
Kris Norris
Tess Grant

Until next week!


  1. I appreciate both of those .gifs more than I can tell you.

    I can't imagine being a nurse and a mom. I think I'd lose it.

  2. oh. I just did 15 months of care-taker for my grandfather & while he was great, dealing with all the other "well-meaning" family sucked loads!

  3. I could never be a nurse. Brave, brave you!

  4. I remember all of your jobs . . . since I've known you for *gulp* 16 years or thereabouts. Jeez louise, Dylan was a baby when we met. Thank the gods he keeps getting older, but we never do.

  5. I know I couldn't be a nurse...because I'm pretty damn sure that overdosing with morphine because you really need to go towards the light is frowned upon. But maybe that's just me...

    And thanks for the lovely... keep them coming. I need all the smiles I can get...