Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My Dream Job

I started my dream job this week! My job description is as follows:

Volunteer position requiring intense training in breastfeeding, child development
, early childhood behavior, and interpersonal/intergenerational group dynamics. There is a strongemphasis on time management, accounts receivable, accounts payable, tracking inventory, procurement, and cost reduction. I am required to work with no supervision or guidance, to make quick, crucial and often unprecedented decisions regarding policy, to effectively guide the Organization in the most profitable direction, to set and meet my own deadlines, and to successfully foresee, and plan for, possible contingencies which may effect the overall direction and health of the Organization.

I am responsible for overseeing, and providing effective guidance to our Junior Member still in the start-up phase, one Founding Member in the established phase, and one Mascot in the puppy phase. I arrange, and lead, frequent meetings between the founding members to set common goals, and to assess the financial status of the Organization. Additionally, both Founding Members work closely with one another to promote the healthy progress and development of the Junior Member, and the mascots, in accordance with shared goals and objectives.

I arrange and host special events. Special events include, but are not limited to, annual celebrations of the anniversary of each Member’s joining the Organization, Industry-specific networking events, recognition and celebration of Organization milestones, outreach events meant to enhance the Organization’s connection to local non-profits, and casual, impromptu events which improve the Organization’s standing in the community. I also source event venues, and liaise with caterers and other temporary contractors.

I am the official Organization Spokesperson at education planning meetings, as well as with medical and other professionals. This requires that I keep abreast of the educational needs and progress of our Junior Member, track and document any changes relating to the health and well being of all Organization Members, and remain current on legislation affecting the operations, goals and fiscal health of the Organization. I must take immediate action, when needed, to head-off, or correct, potential and actual educational, health, and legal problems facing individual Members, as well as the Organization as a whole.

I also provide therapeutic services as needed, and kiss many, many boo-boos. (from

I am officially a stay-at-home mom! I'm so excited and thankful for this opportunity I've been dreaming of my whole life. It really is my dream job, and I'm excited to perform it to the best of my ability. Please keep us in your prayers as we adjust to a one-salary budget. We know it will present its own challenges, but the rewards will far outweigh the challenges. Thank you, Kreg! I love you!


  1. The benefits this job pays FAR outweigh any monetary gain you would experience at a paying job! I guarantee it! All my prayers and blessings to your precious "organization"! I love each member beyond what words can convey! - Mimi

  2. Keleigh, I am so happy for you! It's is the perfect job for you...and i'm looking forward to joining the ranks in October :) We love three love you three...or I should say our 5 loves your 5. haha I look forward to reading more about the domestic adventures that await.

  3. Yea! It is a great job and I am so happy that you, Kreg and Westin are able to do this. Don't forget how blessed you are! God is good.

  4. First of all, I am so glad you are answering God's calling in this way. The rewards are innumerable. Being a full-time homemaker (whose heart is REALLY in it) benefits your husband, your children, your service to others, and yourself; AND GOD IS PRAISED.

    Secondly, I see a "writer" among us. This blog is a beautiful essay.

  5. Yessss!!! It IS such a blessing! Went to the zoo with Johnathan's kindergarten class today. One of the mom's there (single mom) took off work so she could go with her son, and let me tell you, it was no vacation. She reminded me how lucky I am! Oh, it IS a blessing, and I'm so glad you get to do it!