Hey all! Happy Monday! How was your day?
Mine started off with some protein.
4 scrambled egg whites with green onion, faux sausage and cilantro. Topped with fresh avocado, sri racha and 2 slices of sprouted toast.
I tried something new for lunch: Tabouli
I bought this at World Market a few weeks back. I really liked the simple ingredient list!
This was my first Tabouli experience, too.
I mixed fresh tomato and jicama with it.
And a side of Baby Bok Choy.
My reaction – I think I need an acquired taste for this as I found myself not enjoying it. I think it was the lemon and mint. Bummer.
And J kept me company, of course =)
What a handsome lil devil!
It was pouring today so we just stayed in, cuddled, played and goofed off.
Marc is in meetings all night tonight so I was on my own for dinner. I heated up some butternut squash and vegan chili and layered it on a bed of romaine, topped with cilantro, green onion and a side of tortilla chips.
Very full now! BUT I think I might have to have some ice cream in a bit! 😉
Change vs. being comfortable
Hey all! Happy Monday! How was your day?
22 thoughts on “Change vs. being comfortable”
Hey, I just found your blog and I have to pipe in here. I completed only a few college credits immediately after h.s., then stopped to get married (and because I was pregnant.) I went back to school in Jan of 08 and it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. It is a lot of work to parent and be a student, but it is manageable and so fulfilling. 🙂 You can do it!
I agree, follow your heart and do what will make you happy. Becoming a dietitian has been the most rewarding decision I've made. I've never looked back, it was what I knew I wanted and I'm so happy with my job. My days never feel like work. I know people say that, but I love every minute of being a dietitian and helping others reach goals I'm so passionately in support of. I wish you all the luck!
That's awesome that you're thinking of going back to school! You should do it! Being a mom is also a HUGE accomplishment. I hope you find what makes you happy!
I know we're at opposite ends of the States, but I know a few RD's and neither has ever had an issue in finding employment. So I say go for it!! 🙂
In the beginning I couldn't imagine leaving my son to go to work but I had to and returned to work when my first son was 6 months old. With my second son I took leave without pay so I could be with him for a longer time. We spent one glorious year together. I only recently returned to work this past September. All I can say is day care is worth every last cent! I love having a life apart from my kids , it makes me appreciate them so much more. Follow your heart! Ultimately you know what's best for you.
Hey sweetie, I just wanted to give you a big shout of encouragement! Don't feel bad for wanting to do this! You aren't a bad mom for working outside the home, or wanting to be fulfilled in other ways, like earning a paycheck and/or giving back to society through a career. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise!! In fact, your honesty is refreshing. :)I am proud of becoming a vegan-friendly vegetarian. I am proud of joining a gym and even after droughts, not giving up on fitness. I have a degree in a useless area (liberal arts) and I wish I had done something that would have led to a specific career, though I don't know what.
Your little one is absolutely adorable!!!I hope you can follow your heart and decide what is best for you and your family. I cannot fathom being a stay at home mom.. such hard work with so little appreciation from society! You should be the ones paid the big bucks! (this is coming from a teacher who works with kids 8 hrs a day)Your meals look fabulous!!
I think you would make a wonderful nurse. I am not sure about where you live, but here in Cleveland, the only job postings there are are for people in healthcare. Being a nurse isn't the only option either, you could become an XRAY or ultrasound tech first, those are much shorter programs, work in a hospital and the become a nurse later.
Oh! That's exciting. I would LOVE to go back to school but I have to work. Somedays I dream of being a SAHM and other days I think I'd have the same reaction as you 🙂
Go for it if you feel like its something you would like to do! Have more degrees can never hurt anything at all and just gives you some options if you ever chose to. Change is good, although scary but just do what you feel is right for you. J is super cute btw=) I wish you the best in whatever decision you make! Have a wonderful day!
Go for it!! You are young and you can accomplish ANYTHING you want. I am a firm believer in education (of any kind). I was the first family member to get a college degree so I hold that near and dear to my heart.Your son will see what you have accomplished and you will be a role model for your son. You are a rockstar mom (well, you already are but you will be a super rockstar mom.Do what your heart and mind desires and go for it. You can do it!!
If you're not happy, I think you should definitely make a change! Hopefully once you think through things for a while, you'll find the answer that is right for you. Good luck!
I think deciding not to pursue what my degree was in was one of the best changes/decisions I ever made. I went to law school and realized it wasn't for me. I do hope to be a stay at home mom soon though, just for a bit.
I'm sorry about yoru tabouleh experience! I have a recipe in my blog that I'm sure you'd enjoy http://brannyboilsover.com/2009/04/23/manfood/
being a stay at home mom (i can only imagine) has GOT to be hard! but i totally feel ya on feeling like your wasting time. my favorite thing that i've done so far is start up my blog; it's allowed me to have a creative outlet to express my passions for food and exercise and healthy living.great post girl!
Being a mom is the hardest job in the world!! I had to go back to work just to get a break (terrible thing to admit but it's true). Do what is right for you! There is no timetable except your own. Good luck with whatever you decide.
Good luck in your decisions. I work from home part-time and get to be a stay-at-home-mom the rest of the time, which for us is the best of both worlds. Taking C to daycare (or grandpa's) a few days a week is a huge mental help for me when trying to get my "paid work" done. I hope you find an arrangement that works for your family and gives you the peace/satisfaction you are looking for.
Go back to school!! Please! If you think that you can be comfortable leaving your child with someone, go now. The longer you wait, the harder it will be!! Trust me, my sister is struggling with this issue right now except she has two little ones. As another 26 year old to another, please go! You are so smart (at least you appear to be on the blog :)) I know you can handle it! Good luck!
Omg this sounds just like my mom! (Except you're a lot younger)My mom had 3 kids and sort of thought she "had" to be a "stay at home" mom but what she really wanted to persue was nursing. She finally started going back to school (now that the kids are older) and she said that she wished she'd gone after what she wanted earlier! COngrats 😀
It might be nice to get the degree for an RN, you're right, there will always be a demand for them. Even if you have other children, they will be grown eventually, at school and you will be yet again faced with the dilemma of going back to work. It sounds like SUCH a cliche but it DOES go fast! J may seem small now but it will be no time and you'll be putting him on the kindergarten bus. My "baby" is 7 now and I just can't believe it. Get the training now, while it's still "easy".
Follow your heart.. I realize it's cheesy but it's true. Your passion for helping others with regards to health and nutrition really shines through, not just in this post, but in all your wonderful posts. That's what the health care industry truly needs.. more committed and passionate people like yourself!
Do it!! That would be amazing for you and your little man to see. I am in the same boat, I didn't do any schooling until now (I'll be 30 in March) it's hard (already) but I know I will feel happier after it is done… 🙂 I'm not sure if that makes sense! 😛 I have the bachelor on the brain! 😛 hehe You should be proud just THINKING of doing this!!