Many moons ago (okay, back in October), Jeff and I started discussing me quitting my job and starting to be a Stay-At-Home Mom. Things just weren’t working out well with my job any more. My job was great – I was still rocking that. But our home life was starting to suffer far more than we liked. Several things were happening; there wasn’t just 1 thing that was causing the pain.
Cue the (unexpected) positive pregnancy test. With that news, it seemed even more clear – and it influenced our timing. Before we had been talking about the end of 2016, but with Baby #4 coming in June, it just appeared as a natural time.
So we decided! We decided that starting in June, I’ll be leaving Corporate America for Home!
I have mixed emotions about it, to be honest. I firmly believe that it’s the right decision…but that doesn’t make it easy. As I’ve said elsewhere, I feel like a college senior. You look forward to graduation and what is coming next, but you also recognize the great life you have right now. You have friends. Free time. Pizza runs at midnight. Classes are fun and challenging. It’s just a great place to be.
That’s me right now — my job is a great place to be. I do well there. I have fantastic co-workers and a fun product. We’re doing good work and some exciting things. I really, really, really enjoy it.
But I’m also excited for staying at home too. It will be challenging – probably far more than I realize. Most women who stay-at-home (I’m guessing) do so when their first is born, not their fourth.
Is this move permanent? Probably not. Maybe, but I suspect not. But again, I don’t want to work full-time. Not with little ones. Not with school age kids. Life will only get crazier not more simple – at least not for a really long time. So, who knows where this all will lead?
I’ll write more about this later – in particular, I have some old posts that I’ve written, but never published on being a working mother. Maybe it’s time to dust those off!