I know, a cheesy spin-off of Dr. Seuss, right? But, honestly…it describes my life right now. A few months back a friend of mine, Jen over at Just A Mom Giving It A Tri wrote about the different hats that she wears as a woman! Without even realizing it today, I started a Facebook post related to that topic and suddenly I decided it was much better as a blog post! (You can read about Jen & her hats HERE!)
So, how many hats do I wear? Well, this week for example I am a City Clerk (my full-time big-girl job), wife, step-mom, daughter, daughter-in-law, Norwex consultant, social media expert, and Jamberry Nails consultant. Whew, I’m exhausted! So, why do I “do” all these things? Well, to be honest, I’ve gained so many great skills and experiences, that I can’t help it! Let’s look at these individually!
- City Clerk – I kind of fell into this job! Ok, well, pushed really! I was unhappy in my previous job, burned out really, and T basically forced (not really, but I like to tell people he did) me to apply! So, here I am! I love the job and the people that I’ve met while doing it. The experiences and skills that I’ve gained. But, the why? Well, to be honest…I helping to raise 2 very active, fast growing boys…they are not cheap to feed!!!
- Wife – I do this because I found that person who complimented me! He is calm when I’m not, he is strong when I am not, and we make a fantastic team! I’ve also gained skills from being married: negotiating, compromising, patience, growth, etc.
- Step-Mom – oh boy…talk about learning! I have learned that I can love someone who I did not give birth to, more than I love myself! I’ve learned selflessness and patience, gratitude and strength!
- Direct Sales Consultant – I not only have developed my people skills even more so than before, but I’ve also developed a sense of worth by doing “extra” to provide for my family as well as gaining friendships that will last for a long time! My communication has also been challenged and I’ve been forced to learn different ways to not only read people, but how to respond.
Obviously I’m a daughter, daughter-in-law, and the rest that I listed by default of the other hats that I wear, but it doesn’t mean that those hats haven’t taught me several lessons and have helped me to develop all the other skills that I listed previously. While some days I’m so busy my own head spins and I feel like my list of “to do’s” is never ending, but I am grateful for the experiences and hats that have been brought into my life.
What hats do you wear?? What have you learned from your different hats?
3 of the hats I wear: wife, Norwex Consultant, Jamberry consultant
If you’d like to connect with me on my other Social Media profiles, you can click the links below!
Katy Flint – Norwex Independent Consultant
Katy Flint’s Jamberry Nails