Yesterday I celebrated my 28th birthday, so… I’m 28 now. I considered not writing a blog post about it, but who am I kidding? I’m a blogger, this is what I do.
I don’t know if I ever thought about what it would feel like turning 28… It doesn’t feel like it’s one of the “big ones” like 18 or 21 was or what 30 will be. And yet I feel like it is. Maybe because 10 years ago I officially became an adult or maybe because 28 just sounds wayyy too damn close to 30. Whatever the reason, this birthday has me feeling more than I expected to.
I have to be honest, my life is not exactly where I thought it would be at this age. A younger me once dreamed of being a teacher, or a lawyer where I was up and out of the house every day doing something I loved. As I got older my dreams for the future changed but my career goals didn’t and I kept the dream that I would one day be out in the world working my nine-to-five and living happily ever after.
Everything changed for me once I had my babies. My goals shifted, my dreams and my plans all changed.
The thought of leaving my children with someone else for hours just to get a paycheck broke my heart. Of course, if I HAD to I would do it, a broken heart and all because that is what we do for our families, but with the support of my husband, I’ve been able to stay at home full time.
I know there are moms (and dads) who have dreams completely different from mine, and that is fine. I’m not saying my way is the best way, it just works for me and my family.
That being said, just because I want to be a stay at home mom doesn’t mean I don’t want to make money or have a career of my own. I love my husband and am so grateful that he is able to support our family while my babies are still little (and not in school full time,) but I don’t expect him to be the only one bringing home the bacon forever. Which bring me to my point. At 28 I finally know what I want to be when I grow up!!
In May of this year, I started this little blog as a fun little hobby. After a few months of learning the ropes, and figuring out a way to do this and still have time for everything else in my life I decided to turn this little blog into my job. I was and am still currently working part-time (from home) for a company that pays me by the hour so my schedule is full. Between my paid part-time job, my full-time mommy job and my now full-time blogging business you could say my plate is a little more than full. But I have NEVER been happier.
So at 28 I finally feel like I have what I didn’t really know I was searching for.
You always hear people say “find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” And I don’t think I ever really believed that existed until I found blogging. I stay up late and get up early to work on my blog (and if you know me, sleep in a VERY high priority in my life!) But I don’t think I could love it more. Well… maybe when I start earning a full-time income(:
While turning 28 has been a sort of shock to the system I feel so lucky to have the life I have. I have an amazing husband who has loved me in every stage of my adult life and continues to love me and our children unconditionally. My two smart, healthy, beautiful, amazing children who call me mom. And I have a stable happy life, and in this day and age, what else can you ask for??
If you made it to the end of this personal post I thank you! I don’t normally write much personal content, but considering the occasion I thought it would be alright… after all this blog is called Monica In Mommyland!
Thanks for reading!