About my “job”

I love it when readers interact and ask questions.  It makes my day!  One of the most common questions I get is about where I work and/or what I do for a living, so I guess this post is long overdue.  Winking smile

A few years back I was an area manager for an indirect dealer for Sprint.  I worked with dealers like Best Buy, Radio Shack and independently owned stores.  I traveled a lot, worked long hours, and overall I really liked my job.  Unfortunately when Sprint & Nextel merged, my job went away.

Mike has always genuinely told me to “do whatever makes you happy.”  I am incredibly lucky that he is very supportive of everything I choose to do.

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Or not to do in this case, because I never went back to work.  Although one summer I worked at Starbucks & another I was a beer girl at a local golf course.  Both were a blast!  

Mike’s job is fairly dangerous, and it’s a nice luxury for him to know that everything else is taken care of so he can solely focus on his work.  From laundry, paying the bills, grocery shopping, taking care of Bam to getting the tires rotated, oil changes and taxes filed.  And when Lu visits with us, I take care of her too.  <3

I feel like I have the best job in the world!  Mike loves that I take care of him and knowing that the bills are paid, doctor appointments are made, his work clothes are clean and dinner is ready when he get’s home.  Oh how boy HATES paying bills.  Ha! 

Being a stay at home…wife also allows me a lot of free time to volunteer at the senior center to take my elderly friends grocery shopping, take Bam to his favorite park, visit my family back home for a few days, blog, run, have lunch & coffee dates, hike and do the things I love.  I also have a couple behind-the-scenes projects I’m working on and it’s so much fun. I can’t wait to share them with you guys!

Money isn’t everything to us, we are simple folks that don’t own extravagant things or go on fancy vacations, and we sure don’t try to keep up with The Joneses.  You can’t put a price on the feeling of living a happy, fulfilling life.

That old saying about “money can’t buy you happiness” is so true.  We are living it!

What is your job?

If you could do anything, what would you do?

What really makes you happy?

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15 Comments on “About my “job”

  1. This is amazing! Your marriage is such a great example =)

    I feel like you working at Starbucks would be SO FUN but SO DANGEROUS! Unlimited coffee?!

  2. I currently work at National Geographic and love my job. It’s not at all what I saw myself doing, but I love the company and how they treat their employees. My dream job would be being an NG explorer/photographer, but I think just working for the company might just be as close as I get ;). A few months ago I wasn’t working and I really enjoyed getting all the house/errands/etc done. I definitely got bored after about a month or two of it and was happy to get back to work, but it’s not necessarily something I would necessarily pass up in the future. I always thought it would be nice to stay at home and do something to keep me busy on the side, like teach yoga or something. But I definitely don’t think I’m stay at home Mom material. I do not have the patience.

    • You have one of the coolest jobs ever!! I totally agree, sometimes I get a little board, but it’s also made me much more independent and uh, creative. 😉 I love learning about what you do, so thanks for commenting.

  3. It’s always fun to hear what other bloggers do for a living. I think it’s sweet you volunteer for the elderly 🙂

    I work at my fathers machine shop doing whatever he needs me to do. Mostly office work but every now and then I crawl into the machines to clean them.

    I would love to have my own wine/beer garten /gallery with artists studios over head and a yoga studio next door.

    Painting, writing, being out doors, yoga. All really make me happy 🙂

    • Your dream sounds so fun!! Can it be by the beach so the yoga studio could have sunrise & sunset classes!? 🙂

  4. That is amazing! Your husband sounds wonderful, I need to talk my fiancé into this idea, but I wonder if I could somehow work out all of this and still take extravagant vacations, because I loooove to travel’

    • Awh thanks girl! It’s not for everyone, but works for us. I think I can fit into your suitcase on your next trip. Do you guys have a trip planned?

  5. This is awesome & you have such an attitude of gratitude that you get to do what you really enjoy. I’m truly jealous! Right now I work for a physician recruiting company, I like the work, I dislike sitting in a small, stuffy office day in & day out. I’d love to be able to personal train clients all day everyday, slowly working towards that goal 🙂

    • I am so happy you took this post exactly how it was intended. 🙂 Being a personal trainer sounds like so much fun! I’d hire you!

  6. Oh my gosh love this!! Nothing wrong with being a stay at home wife! I am a stay at home mom while my husband is out slaying dragons. I take care of the cooking, cleaning and loving on the little ones and it gives him peace of mind knowing that I am at home. It takes some sacrifice (we don’t do a lot of luxuries) and while I did recently start my own business, I would not go back to work in an office away from my family. I truly have the best job in the world. Thanks for sharing this.

    • Tiffany, you are so incredible!! I love following you and your family on Instagram. Your energy and prospective on life is spot on.
      There is no one size fits all for lifestyles, we just have to prioritize and make sacrifices. Thanks for giving me the extra little “push” with this post. 🙂

  7. I’m a freelance sign language interpreter, so I have to benefit of being my own boss:) but here lately I’ve really wanted to start blogging or vlogging to maybe mix it up a bit and have even more freedom to do what I want.

    That’s awesome that you guys compliment each other like that!

  8. Just found your blog trough Skinny Runner. Excited to read more. Love that you’ve figured out a life that works for you and your husband! So cool. I work for a large sport and fitness company managing digital sales and online consumer experiences which is definitely a great job and I love my company. But just last night I was telling my husband I’d give it all up to own my own fitness/training/yoga/Pilates type studio but for now we could never make the financial side work. One day 🙂

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