Where else can I go to work in my pajamas, while wearing 5 inch stilettos, if the mood strikes? Where can I celebrate victory with a glass of wine at 11 a.m. while basking in the new found spring warmth on my deck, or where daydreaming is a mandatory part of the job description? Where calling in sick doesn't require a phone call at all! Where I don't have 100+ emails waiting for me by 7 a.m...coincidentally all deemed "urgent." Where I don't have to be politically correct with office policies. Where I can accompany my children on a field trip, or take a spur of the moment nature walk. Don't get me wrong, some days I crave adult/business conversation, and the need to "manage" something, but then I quickly realize what that really entails.
Long 10+ hour days, working a thankless job, for a thankless corporation, where I was simply another hamster on it's wheel...going nowhere, and completing thoughtless mechanics.
No thank you!! It's taken 14 months, but I've finally found myself, which is quite worrisome considering I never knew I was ever lost. Life has taken on a new meaning. There are no longer only shades of gray but every color on the spectrum. Every day is a gift to express a new feeling, a new expression, or simply a new thought. I get to be me...no title, no obligations...just Mom, and that is more of a benefit package than I ever had in the past! They can keep their 401K's, flex spending and employee stock purchase plans...just hand over the clay!