Well, I’ve been needing some excuse to get me back into my blog. Have to say this passionate comment definitely did the trick! 😉
I’m sorry but ‘computer operator’? That’s ridiculous. Shopping on Etsy or Amazon should not be a paid position. Checking email, really? Why should you be paid for that? Now if you’re FIXING the computer, that’s different. And RN? You have a lot of nerve. An RN has taken specific classes, endured hours of clinicals and taken an exceptionally hard exam to earn that degree. Giving your kid baby aspirin does not make you an RN. And pouring some drano down the sink does not make you a plumber. This is asinine and insulting.
First off…don’t think it’s meant to be taken absolutely. I think it’s more some validation for the time-energy-skill that’s put into the “job”, and it’s definitely a job. Okay, I’ll say it’s definitely “work”, bcuz I don’t want argue over semantics.
Of course shopping online isn’t a paid position, but…selling on Etsy or Amazon is, er….can be. From the few choice words in the post above, I feel were from VERY different camps. I personal LOVE to give credit where credit is due, and that’s not always in the direction of the ‘accredited’ (professional). I don’t consider myself an RN, but I have studied hard on my own, over decades…on natural, holistic medicine, and spiritual well-being. I just didn’t do it in a class room setting, but doesn’t mean the knowledge, passion, and understanding isn’t there. Same goes for plumbing. I’m not ‘licensed’, but I could plumb an entire house if I had to. I could build a house, if I had to. Now it’s just gonna sound like I’m tooting my own horn, bcuz my skills-list IS ridiculous!
I can knit/sew a wardrobe, craft footware from leather, make jewelry (not stringing beads, but actual carving and casting), but…I can string beads too. Make my soap, lotions, comsetics, bath bombs, candles, cupcakes, canned goods. I can tattoo. I have a machine. I taught myself. I can create websites, and fix computers (to an a pretty good extent). I can build a raised-bed garden. I can do general repairs and maintenance on vehicles. I can suture someone up if I had to. I’ve preformed some pretty gruesome healthcare on my pets at times…lancing abscesses, gluing flaps of torn skin back together, and administering natural remedies. No, I’m not a vet either. The list just goes on and on, and on. I’m CRAFTY mom. It’s a very appropriate title!
Actually I’ve had this mental list of posts I wanted to blog out. What I’ve been up to over the last handful of months I’ve been MIA. It’s definitely put my skills to the challenge! Started with a dead laptop that I resurrected the hard-drive from. Actually, two laptops I’ve been through in the last few months. Scrambling and freaking to not lose any data and work. That was stressful going. The washing machine died, and with some resolve, and some googling…I fixed it for $25 dollars. It’s as good as new. Next, the dishwasher died. How much do dishwashers make?!? LOL. More online research, and I’m currently waiting on a part to repair it. $35 to save a $300 machine. That should be worth something, no?
At the moment…I’m in the process of remodeling the bathroom. Slow going with a toddler that wants to help every step of the way. We’ve gutted, replaced some sub-flooring, replaced the tub, tiled the shower enclosure and floor…still need cabinet and sink, and grout…and the final touches, including paint, but it’s 300% better then it was before!! I know how much a ‘professional’ would have charged, and I know how much I’m making on the job = zilch! But, that’s not the point. Or is it?!? This post started out as a reply to the comment above. Backing up the value of SAHMs. That’s actually silly though…bcuz even in the most humble sense….MOMs are priceless!!! PERIOD!
I didn’t create the SAHM value calculator. I just posted about it. I do however have a lot of nerve, yes. I didn’t think I was drawing on that when I posted my results…I just thought it was a cute idea. I’m easily worth more then $111,313 annually!!! As parents we all are! Doesn’t matter if our skill set is reserved to kissing boo-boos, and reading bedtime stories.
I round up this exhaustively pointless post by saying….
Your energy feels frustrated, dire….and very SOLAR. Possibly need to get in touch with your feminine-soft side more! Practice laughing a little. Everything is not so SERIOUS. Life is good. You are talented, worthy, and of great value!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No diplomas, credits, paperwork, price….can hold a candle to value of who you are as YOU! Under the structured, rigid, linear, conditioned world we operate in….you are part of the fluid, juicy, creativeloveintelligence that is perfect and overflowing!!! Don’t lose sight of that in the matrix of hype!”