I was thinking about how much my kids mean to me tonight as I finished creating a little something for my sister Alex. I can't go into too much detail in case she visits, but suffice it to say that I was looking at many photos and thinking about Maggie and Nate.
Nate turns two later today, he was born around 4:30 pm on December 14th after two days of laying around in the hospital after being induced. Both of my kids didn't want to come out and I had to be induced both times. Maggie was a quicker wait in the hospital, but a much harder birth. She was stuck for quite a while and we almost had to "go in after her", as the docs put it. But here they are, and I love them so much.
This is my WHY. In direct sales, and really in anything you do, you need to have a WHY, or your reason for doing what you're doing. I have no why for teaching school. I am just there. But my WHY for Close to My Heart is pictured above. I want to be home for them, be refreshed and not tired for them, to be the room mom, to attend all their school functions without fear that I will get into trouble, and just be the MOM. That's my reason for working my CTMH business. Of course, I want to control my income and give myself raises and go on fabulous vacations and socialize with incredible women! But, when it comes right down to it, I want to be home for my kids. And I will be. June 2009 is my last month of teaching. I am so excited about it, I cannot even describe it. I know, I know, the economy! But, I say. But. The pendulum swings both ways, and my kids are never again going to be 4 years 8 months and just turned 2 years. Never. If I miss Maggie's kindergarten play, will I ever see her do it again? No. And if I miss Nate's baseball game when he's 11, will I ever get a chance again? No. Could I go back someday and teach again? If I wanted to, sure. But my kids' lives are too precious and the moments too fleeting to waste my time there instead of HERE.
I challenge you to think of your why. Why do you go to your work? Why are you doing the things you're doing? Really think about it. I have, and it changed my life!