If you are hopping here from Instagram it might be because I teased that I would have some exciting news to share today! So here it is:
I quit my job to be a stay at home mom!
Simply put, it is equal parts exciting and terrifying…but more than anything it was the right choice for myself and my family. I never in a million years pictured myself as a stay at home mom. Then I had Oliver and all my priorities in life shifted. My job is great, but nothing can replace being a good mom to my son.
- I do not know exactly what this transition is going to look like. But next week will be my last week going to work. I can’t say I will miss the commute, but I will miss my work friends. And I will miss having an income. But I am really really looking forward to spending time with Oliver and Charlie!
- Telling people you are quitting your job to be a stay at home mom is such a weird thing. I was asked so many times if I found a new job closer to home or if I was going to keep looking for jobs near home. I think my biggest fear in giving my two weeks notice was the fear of fielding the questions that would inevitably follow. Nobody actually had anything negative to say, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t go into the whole thing feeling super defensive.
- A stay at home mom schedule is a huge priority for me! So comment below if you have one because I need so advice and input. I’ll be sharing what I come up with soon so stay tuned for that!
- I am really excited to make this blog and my other creative pursuits a priority. Obviously Oliver is my number one priority, but I have been brainstorming my time management to help me be a good mom while also making time for the other things I am passionate about.
That about wraps up my feelings on this transition. At least for these five minutes. I am sure my brain will overthink a few more aspects in an hour or so. But the important part is that I am going to have the opportunity to be home with my son and to watch him grow. And that is pretty dang awesome.