As I try to figure out what I am going to do with my life, since my kids don't need me anymore, I have been taking time to really, really, look at what I love to do. Here's my list:
1. I love being at home. I am not the best housekeeper, and I don't really like to cook, but I like being here, available for my family. Not just my kids, but my in-laws, nieces and nephews. Let's not forget hubby. I like being needed.... by people I actually care about.
2. I like being involved in education and helping kids make educational breakthroughs. I still don't know how I can make any money doing this, but it is not something I want to give up.
3. I love theatre design work! A. Whole. Lot. It plays into my strengths as an artist, which is what I studied in school, and I love the temporary nature of it. You plan a show, you design the clothes and set, it gets used, and it goes away. It is very project based, and I excel in this area.
4. I love architecture. I'm considering real-estate and a profession... maybe.
I am going to encourage all of you homeschool moms to go ahead and make a list now, and not wait until your homeschooling days are almost done before you consider yourself and how you want to spend your time. I feel like I should have thought about this at least a year ago, so I could begin to find a position working part time in a theatre or apprenticing or something. Now I am behind the 8-ball and feel the need to get a job doing anything while figuring it all out.
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