Sometimes I have my most serious discussions with myself while doing the most mundane things. I have been reading recently about women opting-in and opting-out of the workforce, which I believe is a family/mother decision, not one that anybody else shoul make for another. But I think back to my own decision. When I worked I often found myself questioning how important certain things really were and questioning the commonsense of those managers I worked for, which I am sure anybody who has ever worked has had the same thoughts. Much of them mutterings under my breath of, "why am I doing this when X,Y, and Z really need to be done before tomorrow?"
Truthfully much of what I did I found to be unimportant to the company I worked for and really for the Kingdom I live for.
Today I drove my oldest to preschool, went grocery shopping, nursed little EM, changed Kate's diaper, started a load of laundry, loaded the dishwasher, washed the dishes by hand that didn't fit and watched my youngest sleep peacefully and Kate play happily; and boom I had such a happy glad feeling. This is important to me! They may sound like such boring, mundane activities, and there are times I get bummed by the continuous replay of this type of day, but they are important and they make a difference. This is why I opted out. I may be even less appreciated by my "customers" and I definitely don't get raises or many vacation days. But I get to make a difference in the little things I do.
Today I feel really good about the decision we made!