I am taking a little break from the outdoor spaces event because it is Sunday and I get all thoughtful and introspective on Sunday. There is a topic that has been on my mind for awhile now. Before I went to EVO (blog conference) I was pondering this, and some things that happened there made me think about it even more. Then when I went on Good Things Utah last week, the host asked me why I named my blog what I did. I told her why and she said that she wanted me to give my answer when the cameras were rolling. I don’t believe in coincidences. I think there was a reason it was on my mind and why I was asked FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER why I named my blog what I did. If it has been on my mind, then maybe I need to share it in case someone else needs to hear it. So here is my spiel.
You are not JUST anything. I am sad when I hear someone ask another person what they do and they answer “Oh, just a ________”. You fill in the blank. It could be anything. Just a mom. Just a student. Just a postal worker. Just a blogger. You get the idea.
You are amazing! Whatever you do you should do your best and be proud! Own it. The next time someone asks you what you do leave out the JUST and say it with confidence.
My dad was a milk man. And he loved it. He was good at it too. He “owned” it, so to speak. He never acted ashamed of what he did for a living. We lived next to people who had far more impressive jobs that made more money. I would say all of his friends probably had more impressive jobs. But his attitude affected my attitude about it. (Well, that and the free ice cream and popscicles :) )
I wish I had something more elaborate or mind blowing to say on the matter. I just think that sometimes we downplay the importance of what we do and I don’t think we should. Others do that enough for us. Hold you head up high and be proud to be a stay at home mom, a teacher, a cashier, a mechanic or whatever the heck you do!
Okay, I am done with my little speech. Thanks for letting me ramble on. I just think you are so wonderful. You all are so supportive of me with your sweet comments, emails about job leads, emails of encouragement, and helping spread the word about my little ‘ole blog. Love ya guys!!!