Hey guys! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted anything (sorry, not sorry) and well, there have been a few changes over here and since this blog is all about keeping it real here it goes…
I quit my job.
This decision to leave the corporate world was definitely one of the hardest and scariest decisions I think we’ve had to make. It was by no means taken lightly, hell we discussed it for years before we actually took the plunge. And yes I said “we.” I wouldn’t have been able to do this without the support and encouragement from my husband, and because we’re in this together I say “we.”
It’s really more of a temporary life change, a “pause” in my career if you will. After careful consideration it felt like the right time to hit the reset button and give myself a chance to course-correct, but the plan is to go back to work. How long is that? Well that all depends on how long it takes to find the next gig that is right for me, something that reignites that fire in my belly.
So how do I feel about this life change? Excited, nervous, guilty, happy, afraid, relaxed, paranoid, stressed…inspired.
I’m not naive, I know that I won’t make much of a dent (if any) in my growing “stay at home mom list.” I know that we will have to work at adjusting to living off of one income. I know that there will be days that I’ll plop the girls in front of the TV just so that I can get some things done around the house (don’t judge, it happens.) I also know that the girls will only be this little for what will seem like seconds in the timeline of my life, so I want to be able to soak in every possible minute that I can with them. Imprint the memories in my mind. So good riddance gridlock traffic, so long client deadlines. Give me sticky fingers, playdates and mommy-and-me field trips. I’m ready.
Like Ferris Bueller said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”