Yesterday was my last day of classes! Woohoo! I am not sure why this last semester was so difficult, but it really was a struggle and I am glad it is almost over. I have two exams next week and one at the end of the month.
Going back to school really has been a blessing. I have learned a great deal in and out of the classroom. I will only get a 2-year certificate of General Studies, but I hope to use the courses I have taken toward a Bachelor of Science degree. But, for now, I just need to take a break. I keep thinking how nice it will be to just focus on being a mom again.
And then I found this...
I even printed it onto photo paper and I am going to put it up somewhere in my house for the days when I forget how wonderful it is to be home with my girls. :)
Even now, I am sitting in a clean home - which yesterday was a wreck because I had an exam, a paper, and a book project due these past 3 days. I love the smells and sounds of a clean home. I really love the sound of the dryer going and the hum of the vacuum. They are comforting, somehow. And I love the satisfied feeling you get after the work is done. So, now I get to drink herbal tea and catch up on my blog reading while Alexis naps.
I do have dreams and aspirations. I know I will have days when I get the "itch" to BE someone/something. But, I also know there is no more rewarding job than what I am doing right now. I know my girls have given up a lot for me to go to school. Often times I was too tired to play or joke. I had a hard time juggling them, work, school, homework, housework and time for myself. So, for now I'm happy to focus on my family. I know it is one decision I will never regret. I do hope to work on my own aspirations and goals, but at less expense to my family. At this point in my life, I want to shape, guide, and love those little spirits that I have the privilege to know. And I am excited to vacuum everyday!