It’s official! It’s been six months since I last worked and I’m getting antsy.  Okay, okay, maybe a little desperate but definitely antsy.  I miss working. I miss leaving the house for a purpose and bringing money back in with that purpose. I miss growing career-wise. However, despite the antsy feeling, I’m thankful for this time away from the working world. It’s my opportunity to work on me.

For now, I’m a domestic engineer, home educator of a 5-year old and chauffeur of a kid and a dog. I’m okay with it. I’m still adjusting to it but for now, I’m okay. Why? Because I’m also taking this time to work on me. I get to go to the gym and work out. I get to learn more about the Ketogenic Diet and put it into practice.  I not only get to adequately prepare our kid for kindergarten but myself also.

This time I’ve had to work on me has made a major impact on my life. I’ve gotten to be reintroduced to myself post-baby and I found out that I’ve changed a great deal. I value health and fitness much more than being popular or having friendships. I value my family time more than my alone time. I love being out in town, walking among everyone and nature rather than staying home.  I like trying new restaurants and critiquing them or trying to duplicate the dish I ate at home. I thoroughly enjoy reading a new book about Keto and listening to smooth jazz music. I find that I am more intrigued with learning how to better myself as a person so I can be better for my family.

I must say that this time is being well spent and I wouldn’t trade it for the world, although I am getting antsy. I don’t think I would have been able to stick to my endeavors or even know where to begin on the journey to discovering more of myself if I lacked this gifted time.

So my friends, if ever you have a period of time that you get to better yourself, even if the time seems to be for a negative reason (i.e. laid off or fired from work), use that time to get to know and better yourself. Self growth is a privilege many forget to use when life gives them lemons.

Until next time, if you find yourself in a slump, take that opportunity to grow yourself.  You might find yourself in a much better place just like I did.