Can you believe that it’s been one year since I told you all that “I quit my job?”
When I first quit, Michael would say “take some time and figure out what you want your next role to look like.” It would annoy me because I kept thinking I DON’T KNOW. I didn’t know how long I wanted to stay home and I didn’t know what kind of job I wanted next. However, I knew what I didn’t want. I didn’t want to commute an hour in gridlock to and from the office. I didn’t want my kids stuck in daycare for 9 hours a day. My life priorities had changed, and that’s ok. I’m in a different season of life than I was back in my 20’s.
I never saw myself as the SAHM type. I was raised in a dual-working home so that’s the expectation I had for myself. It took a bit of time for me to come to terms with the fact that my contribution to our family was no longer financial, but that I was giving so much more than that (one thing I think a lot of moms out there struggle with.) The first few months were an adjustment for all of us. There were days where I was a hot mess and thought we had made the wrong decision. But in time we settled into our routine and I ended up liking being a SAHM, more than I think I thought I would. Ultimately it ended up being the answer our family needed at that particular time.
Here we are a year later. And just as we’ve finally hit our groove, and have things working like a well oiled machine, we’ve gone and changed our routine. This week now marks my first week back in the corporate world. Yes, you heard that correctly. I accepted a new job offer. Enter Debbie, suburban working mom — take 2.
I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason. I wasn’t looking for a job, I mean we had just made the decision for me to stay home indefinitely 3 months ago! But in a pure serendipitous encounter with my former boss at a concert, things all just started to fall into place.
My boss offered me a role at a new company, as their part-time Events Manager. All the perks of the ad industry without demanding client deadlines (cue the birds chirping.) This is the sort of role that Michael and I had hoped for, dreamed of even. A part time gig that allows me to be home when I need to with the girls?! To be able to go on field-trips, volunteer in the classroom, be there for school drop off and pickup, etc. Not to mention get back to working with a team that I loved! Sounds like a win win, am I right?!
So how do I feel about this life change? Excited, nervous, happy, anxious, but ultimately optimistic. Change is never easy, but it’s always constant. Wish me luck and I hope you’ll continue to follow along as we embark on this next chapter! ♥