Is it too early for me to retire???

Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Sounds nice! My mother was a nurse, but she and daddy decided it would be best for her to stay home once I was born - there was only one time when I was six that she worked. And my daddy works off - so when he is home it is for weeks or months at a time - like long vacations! So they are home together a lot...and can travel a lot! Like right now. They are in East Texas now. Daddy just said, out of the blue, "Want to go spend a couple days in Broaddus?" - no need to put in for days off or make sure someone is there to cover your work - you just go! That must be nice!

All four of my siblings have this same convenience. Two run their own business, one is a school administrator (tons of holidays), and the other works for one of the ones with their own business!! Hello!!!!!! I'm the only 9 to 5er in the family!! You know what, I just realized that as I was typing it. I hadn't thought if it that way before.

Although...this year I got another week of vacation. So, I am at three a year now, which is wonderful, especially since we'll be honeymooning in October! And to be honest, I really don't want to be a stay at home mom. I think it's great for women who choose it, but I just don't think it's right for me. Don't get me wrong, I love the fact that mother stayed home with me and I personally want to spend as much time with my children as possible (when I have them), but I need the structure of a job to go to everyday (not to mention the paycheck) to keep me sane!

I have worked since I was a junior in HS and the few short times in between when I didn't have a job, I could tell that it didn't feel right for me. Being a unemployed college student (only for one semester) wasn't too bad b/c school kept me so busy. My graduating semester I had so much work to do it was like I had two or three jobs trying to get it all done.