Balance seems to be the word for this season of life for me. Balance in so many areas of life! My child is to the age that I am ready to venture into some more hobbies and possibly money making adventures. I am working to get my Doula certification and get that business off the ground. I had taken photography courses in the past and still have a love for it. I would like to one day purchase equipment and get back into that. I am dying to take on a at home hobby, I purchased fabric to make curtains for Ava's room and am about to begin that adventure! That is if I can borrow my Momma's sewing machine! ;-)
We live in an apartment so housekeeping doesn't take that much of my time, which is the blessing of our small place! I am cooking more these days then I ever have in an effort to make more wholesome and nourishing meals for my family. I would like to expand my knowledge in that area too.
So what does balance have to do with all this? I KNOW that God has called me to support my husband and raise children and I wouldn't trade it for the world! Yet, I know I can do these other things on the side also. How much is the question. I don't ever want to wander from my ultimate purpose and I never want any of these hobbies/professions to do anything but support my ultimate vision. I am a trained midwife but chose not to take my boards for practicing, why? I did not feel that there was grace in this season of my life to do that along with starting our family. Maybe that will change one day but for now I am very content with where we are at.
What has your experience been with taking on hobbies and merging your professions with your family life? I am a newbie to the mommy world and fairly new to the marriage thing too and would love your thoughts.