Today is Administrative Professionals Day - or Secretaries Day! An unofficial holiday recognizing the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists and other administrative support professionals. Despite my job title, my job function is largely administrative in nature. I also provide support to the Executive Vice President. Though not glamorous, my job allows me to aid my husband in financially supporting our family, while causing little impact on our home life. My hours are straightforward - no overtime or weekends. There's no travel, so I'm home every evening to make dinner. My schedule is flexible enough that I can attend school functions, stay home with a sick child or leave the office unexpectedly if the need arises. And one cool aspect of my job is that in any given day, I can interact with office clerks right on up to Presidents and CEOs of multinational corporations!
Don't get me wrong, nothing in the working world compares to being a wife and mother! Ultimately, I feel my purpose is found in what I do to serve my family within the home. But, I am thankful to have a job that allows me to strike a good balance between work and family life.