Now that our kids are in school and my husband is on the brink of going back to work *fingers crossed for a new job!* (after a really long lay off) I've been pondering my "unique contribution" in life.
Life as a stay at home mom is great. I mean, I wake up, get the kids ready for school, drop them off and I'm free for 7 hours a day! I have time to go to the gym, eat breakfast AND lunch in peace and do all those "mom" things in between like cleaning and grocery shopping. What more could a mom ask for?! ...Apparently, this mom wants more out of her life.
I heard the term "unique contribution" on a Christian radio station the other day. It's a program we love called, Focus on the Family. A married couple were talking and the woman mentioned this term quite a few times. The first time I heard it, my ears perked up. I told my husband, "this is exactly how I'm feeling right now!" He said he knew already and he could see that I've been doing some soul searching. I'm trying to find my niche. My place. My role other than being mom & wife. I was a dental assistant for a short time and I thought that was the career path I wanted to take. Life has it's ways of changing things and putting forks in the road.
So today marks day one of my quest. I'm doing some online searches for Accredited Online Colleges to begin classes to become a Certified Nutritionist.
I want to work with people who need help learning about what foods to eat and which ones they should limit. I want to get into schools and teach children how to decide for themselves which foods to eat to make their bodies feel good. I want to help people to love and nourish their bodies.
This is something I feel passionate about and it's something I can do along with still being a mom, wife and caretaker of the home. With our kids in school, my husband back at work, what better way for me to spend my time than going back to school myself? :-)
It's time to find my Unique Contribution and make it my own!
Have you found your unique contribution?
If you've taken online classes, which college did you go through?
What is one goal you are working towards?
Have an amazing Thursday everyone!