When I was a kid, I wanted to be a disc jockey. I loved music and I thought, there is no better way to spend my time. Playing my favorite music, giving background information about the musicians. But I didn’t really have any support and didn’t know where to begin.

Later, I wanted to be a pediatrician. I love being with children. I love their innocence and honesty. I always felt like I could tell what kids were feeling and thinking. Kind of like a kid whisperer. But I talked myself out of it – I thought medical school would require lots of math and complicated science, which I wasn’t strong in.

I had to get a job, right? Earn money? So I became a teacher. I taught high school English in Indiana, in Japan, and English as a Second Language to elementary aged kids. I loved that last position because I worked with refugee kids.

About 12 years ago, I found the greatest job on earth for me. I became a mom. Of course, this sounds like a cliche. It’s said so often, you wonder, do people really mean it? I don’t know about others, but I mean it truly. It is the most important job I’ve ever or will ever have. I have two beautiful souls to raise. They are gifts – holding in trust – to help them become the best they can be. Not an easy job. Not always a fun job. But when it’s right, there is no greater feeling in the world.

Best job in the world