Monday through Friday, I start my day bringing Ethan to school. The drive takes 20 minutes there and 20 minutes back only for me to rush through my own routine to get to work on time. I am not now nor have I ever been a morning person. Yet, this is the view I see when I leave to take him to school.
I travel an hour to and an hour home every night and pull a nine hour shift. I still have to come home, make dinner and do the household chores. There are days where I feel taken for granted and so overwhelmed with the many hats we all wear as moms, but no I am not complaining.
I don't have to do what I do but I choose to do it. I choose to be a contributor in my home. I choose to have a career and I choose to be a wife and mom. Why?
I do it for them! I want my son and daughter to grow up having a strong and positive expectation of what a woman can do. I want them to see that no matter what setbacks that they have there is always a brighter tomorrow. I do it for my husband so that he doesn't have to do it on his own and can have memories of moments just like this one.
I choose to do it for me. I need that interaction with people other than my family to keep me grounded and to remember even during my stressed days that I chose my life and my life is pretty great. I choose to be a participant of my own destiny and of my own life.
What do you choose?