News flash! I like my job.

Anyone who knows me knows that I am my own life coach.  I naturally tend to approach obstacles or issues in my life pragmatically; my solutions normally being some type of life coach style activity.  My main life obstacle lately has been trying to get pregnant.  I want it to happen on my own timetable, and I feel frustrated that it is becoming a process, rather than instant gratification.  After two months of baby making related stress and stomachaches, I decided I needed to chill out.  I wanted to focus on all of the things I love about my life right now, just as it is, before Muffin Wonderful eventually comes and changes it forever.

In order to focus on the good things in my life, I wanted to do something daily to help me re-focus on all of the things about my life that are great just as they are.  Instead of the usual notations of thankfulness each day, I decided to choose one thing that I love about my life each day.  I even got a little white board to write it on that I proudly display in the living room.

Something that has surprised me is that more often than not, I spontaneously think of things about my job that I love.  I thought it would be so tough to think of things during my Monday through Friday drag, but it turns out, I am actually loving many things about my job.  I’ve always really liked working, but no matter where I am, I always have something of an “exit strategy” that I have in the back of my mind on bad days.  My current exit strategy is Muffin Wonderful.  Since I haven’t immediately achieved my pregnancy goal, I started to fret about the extra months I would spend working instead of mothering.

I’m so glad I decieded to do this exercise of mindfulness because I am able to realize that while I’m waiting for Muffin Wonderful, I am in a great place.  I’m finding more satisfaction in my job than I ever realized.  I get the opportunity to speak words of encouragement to my students and I know that God uses me daily.  Even though I had a pretty horrible work week, I was still able to pinpoint several moments that I loved.

I’m so glad that I started this.  I still want Muffin Wonderful to hurry up and take residence in my anxious womb, but while I’m waiting, I look forward to experiencing all of the little moments that make my life so fulfilling just as it is.

2 Responses to “News flash! I like my job.”

  1. Becca
    January 30, 2012 at 6:10 am #

    I think that teaching is the best prep for parenthood, even if it is just to show you everything you do NOT want to do. I know your Muffin is on their way!

  2. Joy
    February 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    This is so great Sarah! I’m so excited for you and everything you’re accomplishing at work, but I’m also excited for my niece/nephew, Muffin Wonderful to enter the world, and I’m excited to watch the unfolding of your later-in-life career as a life coach! :)

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