Today marks a significant day in my life, both personal and professional. After nearly four years of working for a company I love, along side some of the best people I’ve met, I will hand in my badge.
Jon and I have decided that what’s best for our family, right now, is for me to stay at home with Adelaide.
While I was pregnant and during my maternity leave, we struggled with deciding if I should go back to work. We ultimately decided that I would give it a shot and see how it went. It’s been almost a year since I returned, and it’s going fine. I like working. I like talking to adults and eating lunch with both hands.
But as Adelaide gets older, I realize just how much of her day to day I’m missing. Not to mention, by the time I get home from work she’s tired and fussy, I’m tired and fussy. I was getting the worst parts of her day without getting any of the good parts.
I always felt like I was running out the door at home to get to work, and running out the door at work to get back home. I never felt fully in one place or the other.
So Jon and I talked about it. And talked some more. We discussed how it would affect our finances and lifestyle. And ultimately we decided that the benefits of me staying home with Adelaide outweighed the benefits of me working.
I’m nervous. I’m really nervous, actually.
Nervous about being lonely until I get in a groove and meet mom friends, about finding things for us to do all day, every day. About the cold days and the rainy days.
But I’m also excited. So excited.
So here’s to the good and the unexpected and to making changes that scare us. Happy Friday, friends.