Happy Anniversary

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.

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