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Baby Steps: Happy home

Posted March 31, 2011

Many of the jobs I’ve worked have been jobs I really loved.I love working in television. I adored working with dogs and teaching kids to swim. I’ve also thoroughly enjoyed working in restaurants and bars.

Over the years, though, I’ve learned we can all get frustrated from time to time even doing things we really like to do.

That’s why our house feels so different this week. My hubby got a new gig and for the first time in a while he seems really, really happy to go to work!

It’s amazing how much work impacts everyday life. Sometimes, when things go wrong, it is too easy to bring that baggage home like taking a load of laundry home from the dorm. You gotta do it – but it’s heavy and it STINKS! And I’ll be the first to admit…I do dream about work every now and then.

But now that my baby is doing something that makes him happy, I look at it as a positive turning point for us both. I’m not sure how much our journey to start a family had to do with it. I suppose it could have been nothing at all…or it could have been the thing that pushed him to make a change. But our whole household has a different feel – and I Iove it.

Though, that could also have a little something to do with the fact that his Butler Bulldogs are still in the fight for a championship, too!

Christine is the weekday noon news producer at WRAL-TV. She lives with her husband and three dogs. Christine is chronicling her experience as she and her husband struggle with infertility. Find her here on Fridays.


 

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  • grannybam07 Apr 1, 2011

    This fall I did the same thing, made a change in my career. Some people questioned my choice but I knew I was being led to work with these students. It's funny how I'll run into someone who doesn't know I've changed positions and they tell me how good I look - not stressed, worn out, etc. (all negative). 'What have you done?' A job change can make all the difference. Congratulations to your husband!

  • Lab mom Apr 1, 2011

    Nice to hear the good news. We will continue to pray for you and your husband.

  • cmk617 Mar 31, 2011

    What a nice post. My husband recently changed jobs too and it has made a world of difference. The old job required lots of travel, sometimes he was gone 75% of the month. With two young kids and no family in town, this was becoming quite a strain. Fortunately, he was able to stay at the same company in a position with no travel! It was worth the nearly 25-30% pay cut to have him home and be happy. :)