So today, I gave notice that I am quitting my job. My reasons are personal – our girls need me at home. On one hand, it’s very nerve-wracking – we will become a one-income family in a two-income world. On the other hand, it was very relieving to talk and turn it in – in writing – to say that I am going to be home to take care of my family.
I am a little overwhelmed by the prospect. Curly is a life force to be reckoned with, and until now, I’ve only been doing that on a part time basis. Tater has spent most of her tiny little life at her Mama’s house, hanging out with her Papa, and since my 7 week maternity leave, has only had evenings, weekends, and midnight visits with me. I am intimidated. I am exhilerated. I am really humbled. I am really walking into the life I always said I wanted.
Although I know there will be many challenges – and there will be – and although I’m sure my life will revolve around potty training & p-o-o-p stories, counting hours until naptime or bedtime so I can FINALLY take a shower, at the same time, I really look forward to reading Bible stories and watching videos with my girls, teaching Tater sign language in ways I couldn’t with Curly (she’s not hearing impaired – it’s just a way to communicate before she can speak), we get to play in the garden and warm sunshine, ride bikes and go for walks, bake cookies and clean up messes. I anticipate NAPS again and playing together. I look forward to field trips & Mommy’s Day Out.
I have enjoyed my job and enjoyed the growth I’ve experienced there as a woman. Now I get to experience a different kind of growth and enjoyment as a woman – being a full-time wife & mom. And if all goes well, our one-income will eventually grow into two as I tackle a new challenge – my Working from Home business…