mynameisc asked: Hi Sarah!
I follow your blog everyday- without logging in my tumblr. I just right sar and your name comes out. :)
Enough of my stalker ways, here goes the question. I'm turning 25 and I'm a mother of a 14-month old daughter Sab. I realize now how hard it is to raise a child with my husband, while working. How do you do it? Sometimes, I just want to pursue my other job of event organizing (parties, showers, etc.) just to be with my daughter. But with this hard-knock life, it's kind of difficult to work without a regular job. Your daughter's 4 now, right? Did you ever have to choose between staying home and working on the go?
Keep up the fabulous work Sarah. Thanks!
Hey Claud -
I have to make that choice every single day, and I wrestle with everything that comes with the decision - questions about whether or not providing for my family is more important than being with my family, or if I’m crazy for thinking I can manage both a prolific career and flourishing home at the same time.
Many times I’ve thought about getting “a real job”, if not for anything but the relief that comes with financial stability. But the thing is, I’m in love with what I’m good at, and what I’m good at allows me to work from home, or at least have some sort of flexibility so I can still cook my family 3 proper meals a day, and read Kaya a bedtime story at night.
Do I know how much is coming in every month? No.
Does it drive me crazy? Yes.
But I think the bigger picture has a great deal to do with purpose. I’m a strong believer that there is room in this world to make money doing what you love, and also that when you have peace of heart and peace of mind, good things flow into your life with much more ease. You just need to believe.
P.S. Here’s a passage from my journal that kind of has something to do with what we’re talking about:
“The beautiful thing about having a child is that in some respects, the understanding that all you have lived and worked for has a future — and it liberates you of this pressure to prove your worth, or create some sort of beginning, middle, and grand finale in your lifetime.
Truth is, you could be planting the seeds for something magnificent - something that only future generations will be able to appreciate. Once you realize that, it’s so much easier to just do what you love - do what you’re good at - and thrive because you are at peace with yourself.
It’s not about not having career or financial goals, but about realizing that God’s plans are oftentimes a hundred-fold the complexity and impact of what you have envisioned for yourself.”
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