What’s YOUR job?
By now I think ya’ll know that I had a baby 5 weeks ago. And, you know what I thought? I thought that once I had my wee baby girl, that I would be able to focus more on HeyMonicaB and writing cool posts and creating fabulous new radio shows (even if they are podcasts rather than live radio) for you. And I thought I would have more spare time, afterall I’m at home now and not at the 40-hour a week grind. And babies sleep! Sounds so simple! Yes indeedy, I set my sights on creating so many more resources and fun things for my readers and listeners during my maternity leave. And soon everyone would take small bits and put them into practice…and then slowly the world would heal. And the time was…well, now. That was my vision before I had my daughter.
And now that she’s here…yeah RIGHT!!! And now I think to myself, “Bloom, what were you thinking!?”
Hoooo doggies, this baby needs so many things! And even when she doesn’t need anything, she likes to sleep…on me. (I finally got a moby wrap, which, if you are a new mom and don’t have one, I highly recommend it! A mother of three recommended it to me and I heeded her advice. It’s a lifesaver!) And with all these ideal plans in my head, I got a little down about it. I said to my husband that I felt useless because I wasn’t “doing anything” during the day. And he said, “You are anything BUT useless! You are raising a little life, what could be more useful?” Shoot! DANG! *slap* Apparently I was missing it. Here I am, as LIFE-FULL as life can be, and it was happening right now! And I was worried about not doing enough blog posts?! Are you flippin kidding me?!
Yep, I’m raising a life and what could be more Ayurvedic than that? Ayurveda, the science or knowledge of life, as it’s defined. Dude, I am a lifelong student and promoter and I was missing it! Since then, I’ve had less anxiety about my new job as a mom because I realize it’s what I’m supposed to be doing and this too is, lifelong.
So let me ask, what’s your job right now? It might not be what you think it is. Is it really the day job you have that pays you dough? Or do you have another job that you should be focusing on for the betterment of your LIFE. Maybe your job means leaving your day job on time to get to yoga class. Maybe your job means getting home at a decent hour to make a nice meal for the family. Maybe your job is to help a sick family member. Maybe your job is to support your girlfriend who is going through hard times. Maybe it’s putting YOUR health, fitness, nutrition FIRST for once!!
I think sometimes the job that is most important is sort of hidden. In our U.S. society, we tend to think of our day job as the most important job we have. And many of us choose it above all other things, including going for an evening walk, shopping for fresh food, and spending an evening with people we love. And, I think we need to start thinking differently. There is nothing wrong with a career nor is there anything wrong with striving to do our best. But, when the result is a stressed out mind and body, that is not balance.
So, what is your job right now? I challenge you to look deeper and find what that job is – the LIFE-filling job. Go ahead, find it. And share with us!! In the meantime, I’m not going to stress about blog posts or radio shows. I’m just going to feed my daughter, carry her around in the moby, change her diapers, try to ease her little vata gas bubbles (I ordered gripe water…I hope it works!), give her almond oil massages, and watch her sleep. This is time I’ll never get back and this is LIFE. Yeah!! Lovin it!! xoxo