As a young girl, I always dreamed of having an easy job that would bring in a lot of money. I didn’t want to work hard or have a difficult career path, I just wanted to make quick and easy cash. So when I turned 18, I decided to apply for a job at a pub near my house. It seemed like the perfect opportunity for me to make some quick and easy money while also having fun.
At first, everything was going great. I was making decent money, had a flexible schedule, and enjoyed the fast-paced environment of the pub. I was able to buy all the things I wanted and didn’t have to rely on my parents for financial support anymore. I felt like I was living the dream.
But little did I know, my life was about to take a turn that I never expected.
One night, while I was working at the pub, I met a charming man who was a regular customer. He was older than me, but that didn’t bother me. He showered me with compliments and made me feel special. I was flattered by the attention and before I knew it, we were in a relationship.
I was so caught up in the excitement of a new romance that I didn’t realize the consequences of my actions. I soon found out that I was pregnant. I was shocked and scared. I had always been careful and never thought that I would end up in this situation.
But what scared me the most was the thought of telling my parents. I knew they would be disappointed in me and I didn’t want to let them down. But I also didn’t want to give up on my dreams of an easy and carefree life. So I decided to keep the baby and continue working at the pub.
As my pregnancy progressed, I started to feel the physical toll of working at a pub. The long hours on my feet, the late nights, and the constant noise and chaos took a toll on my body. But I pushed through, thinking that I was doing it for the sake of my future.
But when my son was born, everything changed. The moment I held him in my arms, I knew that my priorities had shifted. I no longer cared about making easy money or having a fun job. All I cared about was my son’s well-being and giving him the best life possible.
As he grew older and started to talk, he would often ask me, “Mama, what do you work?” And every time he asked me that question, it broke my heart a little more. I couldn’t bring myself to tell him that I worked at a pub, serving drinks to strangers and coming home late at night. I didn’t want him to think that was all I was capable of.
But even more than that, I regretted my decision to work at the pub. I regretted not finishing my education and not pursuing a career that would have made me proud to tell my son what I did for a living. I regretted not listening to my parents and chasing after easy money instead of working hard for a better future.
I realized that I had let my desire for easy money cloud my judgment and it had led me down a path that I was not proud of. I had sacrificed my self-worth and my dreams for a job that was not fulfilling or meaningful.
But the biggest regret of all was the time that I had lost with my son. Working at the pub meant long hours away from him, and I could never get that time back. I had missed out on important moments in his life and I couldn’t help but wonder if it was all worth it.
It took me a while to come to terms with my regrets, but I knew I had to make a change for the sake of my son and myself. I made the difficult decision to leave my job at the pub and focus on being a full-time mother. It wasn’t an easy decision, but it was the best one I had made in a long time.
Being a mother has been the most challenging and rewarding experience of my life. It has taught me the true meaning of hard work and sacrifice. I may not have an easy job or make a lot of money, but I am proud of the person I have become and the role model I am for my son.
Now, when my son asks me what I work, I can confidently tell him that I am a mother and there is no job more important or fulfilling than that. I have learned that easy money is not worth sacrificing your self-worth and dreams for. I want my son to learn from my mistakes and to never let the desire for easy money blind him from his true potential.
In the end, I may have some regrets about my past choices, but I am grateful for the lessons I have learned and the person I have become. And as I watch my son grow up, I know that I have made the right decision in leaving my job at the pub. Being a mother is the greatest job I could ever have and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.