After two decades of being under-employed and parenting two now almost grown up children, I hear myself using a sentiment that I, and millions of others, have been expressing for years.
"It's an accomplished/happy/satisfied exhaustion!"
I said it about full-time parenting, and about full-time working (and juggling both, too).
I am my happiest when both my hands are full and over-full, being put to good use helping others. Parenting, Teaching, Assisting, Speaking, Managing, ... anything that facilitates the success of another just floats my wee bitty boat.
I may be tired, but it's a GOOD tired; and I wouldn't change it for anything.
Off to work I go!
2 months ago