Post details: H.O.T Tales Of The Awful Place

05/26/08

Permalink 03:35:54 pm, by sue Email , 350 words   English (CA)
Categories: Heads Or Tails

H.O.T Tales Of The Awful Place



TAILS - Tell about your job or one you've had

Over the past year, and one half I have been for the most part a stay-at-home Mom again as far as full-time employment goes. I also still do a lot of volunteer work via PSICAN, which I am a co-founder. I do some consulting work with the media (usually around Halloween) and I write up sponsored postings on occasion to supplement our household income, the latter being on occasion quite lucrative and equivalent to a part-time job with the added benefit of being at home in my PJ's. I am also working on one home-based business idea I hope to get off the ground.

I hate the rat race. I left my last full-time job, which I called the "awful place" under doctor's orders due to stress related health issues that were a result of my job, and the incredible demands put on me because of it. I went from low-normal blood pressure to high in under one year! After 5 years my health was ruined, and I was no farther ahead in my career than when I had started. Aside from missing some of my work mates, leaving has been very positive for me.

I do genuinely enjoy working hard, and will put in very long hours, but I now do it on my own terms, and thankfully have a very supportive, and loving partner who has allowed me to do this. :D

I have learned one thing about myself, and employment especially since being diagnosed with Graves disease, and that is that health is far more important than money. And I will gladly take a hit in the pocket book even if that means down sizing (we have) doing without luxuries (we on occasion do) if it means keeping my sanity, and my good health, which does tie in greatly with the well being, and happiness of my hubby, and my kids. :D

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

Happy H.O.T. day and thanks so much for stopping by :)

Cheers!
Sue
XOX

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Comments:

Comment from: Tammy [Visitor] Email · http://www.momknowseverything.com
I love being a WAHM too. :o)
PermalinkPermalink 05/26/08 @ 16:41
Comment from: Tina [Visitor] Email · http://www.mummydiariesblog.com
sorry to hear about your health situation, but im glad it had a positive effect on you workwise like you said.

Being a work at home mom is great, if not greater than a paid job i beleive.

Thanks for stopping by mine Sue x

PermalinkPermalink 05/26/08 @ 17:42
Comment from: Hootin' Anni [Visitor] Email · http://hootin--anni.blogspot.com
Ohhhhhhhh, I hope to hear really soon that your idea IS working out. Trying a new adventure is great these days. And I hope it's successful.

My H o T is shared, come on over!
PermalinkPermalink 05/26/08 @ 18:04
Comment from: Linda [Visitor] Email · http://thisandthatdiary.blogspot.com
Stress can have such a negative effect on your health and life. I'm anxious to hear more about your new business adventure.
PermalinkPermalink 05/26/08 @ 22:32
Comment from: abbey [Visitor] Email · http://galeslifethoughts.blogspot.com/
I'd love to stay at home, but there is only me. I think I often put up with a toxic workplace in order to pay the bills. Ive seen alot of my g/f's crash with little support from their organisations. I'm glad your out of their Sue ....
PermalinkPermalink 05/26/08 @ 22:45
Comment from: Skittles [Visitor] Email · http://www.skittlesplace.net/
It really sounds like you have your priorities lined up the right way. My hat is off to you!
PermalinkPermalink 05/26/08 @ 23:06
Comment from: Vic grace [Visitor] Email · http://caribooponderer.com
Stress is a hard master. My health was also ruined by stress but being able to stay at home now is helping
PermalinkPermalink 05/27/08 @ 01:35
stress is really a killer. and yes, health is more importang than money. i realized that also when I was diagnosed with LUPUS. And LUPUS flares are related to stress.
PermalinkPermalink 05/27/08 @ 01:46
Comment from: Lynn [Visitor] Email · http://avocado-express.blogspot.com
Working from home actually excites me but I know it takes a load of discipline.
PermalinkPermalink 05/27/08 @ 12:34
Comment from: Gina [Visitor] Email · http://lyricandariasmom.blogspot.com/
I'm glad you have the ability and support to be able to WAH, that's great!!!
PermalinkPermalink 05/27/08 @ 13:30
Comment from: Inspiration Alley [Visitor] Email · http://alienadventurereports.blogspot.com/
I gave up working officially 3 years ago and now educate my son at home. Like you, I still do things on my own terms, usually without pay, but I'm so much happier and less stressed. Financially less well off, but definitely not poorer in the true sense of the word.
PermalinkPermalink 05/27/08 @ 15:02
Comment from: storyteller [Visitor] Email · http://smallreflections.blogspot.com
Learning to take care of our health and make that a priority is often challenging, but certainly necessary. I live with Epstein-Barr so I have an inkling of what this ‘shift’ of attention entails. There’s a lot more to life than money and the things money can buy … seriously! My HoTs post is after my Ten on Tuesday post today at Small Reflections.
Hugs and blessings,
PermalinkPermalink 05/27/08 @ 17:03

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