Growth over comfort

Some of you may have heard already, but if not… I have accepted a new job in a broadcast journalism setting.  

This is going to be a big change not only for me, but for my family (work and personal). 

I have been working in this field for almost 10 years off and on. I began in print media to digital and now to live reporting. There have been adjustments made over the years with many more to come as the way of the world and the way people prefer to get their news changes.  

Over the last year and up until tomorrow, I have worked up to four jobs – part-time at a local church, and for Bienville, Claiborne and Webster Parish journals. I meet myself coming and going most of the time. It is not hard to imagine how busy and stressful my life is some days. All this on top of being a wife and mother to three young kids.  

But even with the responsibility and crazy schedule, giving those things up for this ONE job was not an easy decision.

I have enjoyed being my own boss, making sure I am available to my kids and all their extracurricular activities around the clock and having the power to say “yes” or “no” in any given situation.  

Even though this new job will require sacrifices, I truly believe that it will provide more opportunities to grow.

With that being said, I believe this may be my last column – at least for now. 

I have enjoyed sharing my life with you all – the ups, downs, ins and outs of motherhood and life in general. I have had the chance and platform to share some of the best and worst with you – an outlet I probably needed more than I realized at the time.  

This column has helped me to heal, laugh, reminisce and appreciate my motherhood journey and all that it encompasses.  

I hope I can continue to share all the silly things my girls say and do with you in some way or another over the upcoming days, weeks and years. I have always wanted to write a book, and this may make a good one.  

It’s a “Best Seller” in my eyes at least.  

If anything, I will just have three copies printed for the girls so that they can read it when they are a little older and share it with their kids, too.  

At the very least maybe they will look back as they are in the early days of their own parenthood journey and say, “Dang, now I understand why my mother was always on the brink of a mental breakdown.” 

But what can I say?  

If it’s not one thing, it’s a mother.

Paige Nash is a wife, mom and journalist, who is leaving us for ONE (work) job. We at the journals wish her the best of luck and hope that she knows she always has a home here.