This entire time that I've been blogging, I really haven't mentioned work. I haven't written about my career or what I do every day at the office. This is partly because the blog has been about my crafty projects and becoming a mom, it really hasn't been about office life. But my job is a huge part of me. It consumes a significant amount of my time every week and it fulfills a specific part of me.
So here's a little, just a touch, just to see if we like it. I work full time in the insurance industry. More specifically, I write professional liability coverage. This isn't necessarily what I dreamt about when I was going to college but I always knew that I wanted to work in the corporate world (yup, the idea excited me). I'm now a manager of a few employees and a multi-million dollar program. Management can be very rewarding and yet very taxing. I guess you could say it's a parallel to being a mom.
The idea of becoming a mom, blogging, and maintaining my work/management level is a little daunting. I haven't quite figured out if I will keep going at the same pace but I know this: blogging for me has been about the things that excite me, the fun projects I'm working on and discovering new ideas. It is also about sharing; sharing what I'm excited and passionate about and since work/management fall into that category, I'll be sharing a more in the future. But that will come later.
For now, as Henley stated, "I am the master of my of my fate: I am the captain of my soul." For me, this means that excuses are lame and I just need to get to work. I have control over a plethora of decisions. I know that knitting and blogging make me very happy. If my excitement level during this pregnancy is any indicator, I will love being a mom. So those are the things that I will continue to focus on, control, and enjoy. Because those are exactly the things that make my soul happy.