One year ago today I embarked upon a new career. It was a career that I’d never considered before, but once I made the decision to switch things up, I eagerly counted the days until I could start my new life.
I have to admit that it was completely new territory. I’ve never voluntarily quit a paying job before especially if I didn’t have another one lined up. I was nervous and a bit scared as to what may come into play. Could I handle it? How long would it take before I missed my old life? How many people would judge me? And then what about my education? I have three degrees, one of which is a Masters and I was giving up all of that for the coveted Stay-At-Home mom role. How exciting and intimidating.
To tell you the truth, I couldn’t exactly imagine being able to keep this job for a month much less a year. I worried about our finances and I worried about my state of mind. Would I be bored? Would I be overwhelmed? Would I lose my sense of self? I had numerous questions roaming through my head.
I can still remember the first day. Davey and I stayed in our pajamas the entire day! I know, I know, way to be a good and productive stay-at-home mom, but I figured he and I both deserved a down day, a day for just the two of us to soak each other in and get used to the fact that we were going to be inseparable for a long, long time.
A year later, I look back and reflect on how my life has changed, how enriched it has become, how truly thankful I am to have the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom. It was a decision I was doubting, one I was fretting over, but one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life.
Happy Anniversary to me and to Davey. We’ve made it a year together, kiddo. Here’s hoping for many, many more.