Thursday’s Voice: Week Seven

by Kathy on August 16, 2012 · 0 comments

in Background, Bob, Decisions, Family, Marriage, Planning, The Today Voice

It’s Thursday! Which means it my day to write about this week’s prompt over at The Today Voice.

Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm since we launched our new writing project last month. I especially appreciate those of you have taken time to comment on my posts over there and share your thoughts on the prompts each week here and/or there.

If this is the first you have heard about The Today Voice writing project, click here to read the back story and I how I got involved.

The prompt for this week is:

How did you choose the career you are currently in?

I enjoyed writing about this week’s prompt. Making the decision to be a Stay at Home Mom (SAHM) is one that I have never regretted. Though my job is not always easy, I believe it is worth it to be the primary caregiver in my children’s lives.

I neglected to mention in my post over at The Today Voice that Bob and I were very intentional in planning and preparing for me to be a SAHM. We bought our first house (a small tw0-bedroom Georgian style home) based only on Bob’s salary, so we knew that we could afford the mortgage payment without my income.

Also about a year before Sean was born we started saving my paychecks instead of including them in our budget and spending. We did this both to give ourselves a cushion after I stopped working in the professional world and so we could practice living on just one income. This really helped us with the financial transition and to grow into our new life a family of three and eventually four, with our angel Molly in Heaven.

Here is a link to my seventh post as Thursday’s Voice:

Week Seven: Kathy Benson 

To check out the other Today Voice posts for this week click on the links below:

Monday’s Voice: Nick French

Tuesday’s Voice: Brian B. Baker

Wednesday’s Voice: Peter Combs

Friday’s Voice: Amanda Kasper (post will be live at noon EST on Friday, August 17th)

I hope that you will continue to follow our journey on The Today Voice and share your thoughts on our posts “52 weeks, 5 voices, 1 day at a time.”

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How did you choose the career you are currently in?

Please share your thoughts in the comment section of my post on The Today Voice, here on my blog or in a post on your own blog and then let me know/share a link so I can read it.

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