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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

What do I want out of life?

When I was little all I wanted to be was a vet and help save animals. Through high school, I wanted to be a criminologist or obstetrician. I still wanted to be a vet, but I didn't think I'd have the heart to put animals to sleep, even though it would be for the best.

I was in high school when my husband and I started dating, and I still hadn't decided what I wanted to be. When I turned 18, I got a job at a local club and worked very hard. It was then that I decided what I wanted. We wanted to move out and start the next phase of lives together.

We moved out when I was 18, got married at 19, had a baby at 20, bought a house at 21, had baby 2 at 21, had baby 3 at 23, quit my job at 24 and had baby 4 at 24.

It was such a hard transition at first, as I was always independent and refused to ever financially rely on anyone, especially my partner. It was hard watching mum and dad struggle raising four kids on one income, and I didn't want that for us. Hubby on the other hand, wanted me to stay home once we had our first bub, but he was happy with what ever I decided.

In order for us to afford for me to stay home, we had to completely change the way we lived. We always bought new and always bought quality when it came to the big things like furniture. Bigger was better(so we thought) and we thought we could do it all. The house, the cars, the kids, the jobs. We were always doing something to the house, we never stopped. When I look back now, we wasted so much money. So much time. So many important moments with our children.

How things have changed.

All I want out of life is my family. I want to have a big family and to be surrounded by love and happiness. I would love to stay home with my babies for as long as possible. I want to give my kids a great life, and let them experience and enjoy being kids. I want to be able to help them when they're older and have their own families.


Life has greatly improved since we've made the change, we're all so much happier. My daughter said to me the other day,

"Mummy, when I grow up I want to be a mum just like you."

That made my heart melt!

We don't need the rushed life, the debts and the material things, we just need each other :)




Linking up with Diary of a SAHM for IBOT

12 comments:

  1. Being a mum is a perfect aspiration (when you're ready). I always wanted to be many things but as soon as I had a family they came first. They will always come first.

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    1. So very true Penny :) Thanks for commenting, heading over to check out your blog now :)

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  2. That's gorgeous. I am at home today because my little man is sick- it's times like these thta I realise how important being a mum is. xx

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    1. Thanks Rhia :) I hope your little man feels better soon, it's horrible when they're sick hey! xx

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  3. What a gorgeous thing for your little girl to say.
    It's amazing how our priorities shift when we become a mum and have a family.

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    1. Thanks Grace :) It is amazing how our priorities change once we become a mum, it's all about the little people now :)

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  4. Doesn't that make it all worthwhile, when you child says something to beautiful and meaningful like that to you? Just lovely :)

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    1. Thanks Mandie :) It definitely does make it all worthwhile, and it's good to think back on when I'm having a tough moment :)

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  5. To be surrounded by family and love is the best life. Rachel x

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    1. I couldn't agree more, Rachel :) Thanks for your comment :)

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  6. I love this.
    I'm determined to be a stay at home mum, and it does mean we often go without, but that's ok. There are more important things. We will buy a house one day and do the big holidays. For now we enjoy cheap pasta and camping as time out.
    Nothing wrong with that. :)

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    1. Thanks Jess :) Nope, definitely nothing wrong with that, I love cheap pasta and camping lol! we have to do what we can in order to stay home with our kiddies :)

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