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Just enjoying a day off with my family. Daughter right here by my side watching her show bubble guppies (lol) and everything just comes into perspective. Her mother is making her way back into school,  back working, doing her part to be a great mother (which she already is) and I examine what I’m bringing to the table as a father and I’m at a crossroads. The opportunity is there to work more and earn more money, since I’ll be taking a semester off from school (more on that later) , but the opportunity costs would be less time with my daughter. But the extra income could help allow me to be financially stable and build on providing for my family. But going back to school and finishing , studying a subject I can have a successful career in would prove to be vital to what I would like to accomplish short and long term. I just want to be a strong provider and protector of my family. Nothing means more to me. So the decision I’m trying to make is to either stay put at my current job and try to make the most I can or seek another job, although that’s unlikely. But again,  these are just thoughts…  Needed to write this..  I’ll be posting more content in the coming days and weeks.


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    norskin said:
    September 24, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    I was at a similar crossroads many years ago after the birth of our second son. I wanted to finish the last remaining semester full-time in order to get my BA. I thought I could do it, even if it would be busy. I could see the light at the end of the tunnel. But with an 18 mo. old and a newborn, I realized the necessary four months was one quarter of son #1’s life and 100% of son #2’s. That’s 30 years ago. And I’ve never regretted it. I never did finish the BA, although now I’m looking into doing it online, something that wasn’t possible then. Children need their parents now, not later.


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