Monday, February 8, 2010

Sweet

Well, I did it. I resigned from my job today after holding the position for the last two years.

AAGGHHH!! What was I thinking?!! I must be crazy!!

Okay, I'm better now.

I knew that when I got pregnant with the kiddo that me not going back to work was going to be a possibility. Today, I made it a reality.

I'm feeling so many emotions right now.

I'm SO excited that I will get to spend the days with my baby boy.

I'm SO glad that I don't have to go back to work at a company that has really changed it's vision and direction from what it was when I started there two years ago.

I'm SO glad that we won't have the expense of a daycare.

I'm SO thankful for my hubby and how supportive he has been through this whole decision process.

There is a part of me that wonders if this decision was selfish on my part. If living on one income is going to be too difficult.  It's defnitely going to be an adjustment, but I know we can do it.

Besides, from now on, I get to spend my days with him.....


and he's worth it. 

I will no longer be defined by the Bachelor's Degree that I got from the four years of college I attended, or the 12 years I've been working in the field of investments/banking.  No, from this day forward, I will simply be a wife to my hubby and a stay at home mommy to my precious baby boy. 

And that is sweet. 

26 comments:

Momma Fargo said...

I am SSSSOOOOOOO jealous! Good for you!

Abatha said...

Congrats on your decision to stay home!! I'm sure you and Tristan will have SO much fun!

happygal said...

What a big step and one that it sounds like you all put a lot of thought into. I'll look forward to coming back to see how the transition goes. Good for you!

All in a day's work said...

Awww :*) How exciting.
I decided to be a SAHM 14 years ago. And, even through the harder times and uncertain times, I wouldn't trade it for anything in this world. Good Luck on your new "day job' ;)

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Emmy said...

It will be really hard somedays being home; but you will also be so happy of all that you get to see and won't miss out on. And by the time you would pay for daycare your income might not have been that great anyway.

Anna said...

YAY!! I'm so glad that you were able to do it and stand up in a way to that company. Whewwww, it makes me feel better! haha, Plus I know you will have alll that stress and negativity gone! Which is something you wouldn't have needed coming home to Jason and Tristan. By the way that picture is SO cute! And if you need to get a PT job I'm sure you all can work that out. Good luck momma, and we need to have play dates now!!

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Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

What a cutie! I was a SAHM til our daughter's were in college and our son in his last years in high school...so I was the oldest in my dental hygiene program! But I would never trade those years I had being at home with our kids!

Enjoy every moment!
Blessings & Aloha!

Cara said...

Congrats, sounds like the best job ever! The only things you are going to miss out on are daycare cooties, writing his name on everything in permanent marker, and occassional feelings of guilt :) Actually we really like our daycare, but nothing is quite the same as being at home I'm sure. Have fun with your little man!

Dimes2Vines said...

YEAH! Good for you! As mom of 10, I can say for me, staying at home with my children is such a blessing - besides, who would take care of that many besides me!!!!
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ishatrisha said...

found you through "friday follows". what a great time in your life! being a mommy is the best thing in the world!

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LuLu said...

Hello, you are a brave woman! I did daycare for 10 years, then we moved, so of course I quit, now I'm still at home just not changing all those diapers and my kids are teens! Aaagh. Enjoy the little guy, he is so cute.

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A Homeschooling Family said...

I'm a new follower from Friday Follow. Congratulations on being a SAHM. It is the best job in the world!

Hattie said...

New follower from Follow Me Friday! Congrats on your decision! I've been a SAHM now for 9 years and it's the most rewarding job on the planet! I can't wait to read your blog and watch you start this amazing new journey!!!

Janine said...

Found you through Friday Follow! Great blog, I'm now a Google Friend Connect Follower! :)

Visiting from My Kids Are Fun!

Miss Fanny said...

brave move, I know you will have many blessings from your decision. Visiting you from Friday Follow. Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Blogging!

Erin said...

Congrats on such a big decision! Came over from Friday Follow. Have a great weekend.

Ms. Sarah said...

Your going to love it but I will tell you the last six years of being a stay at home mom has been hard but so much fun all in one. happy follow friday

Darcy said...

How great for you!!!!!! Congrats.....I was home for 8 years, went to work part time for 3, and just quit to go back home....there is nothing better! :)

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lovemylevi said...

Following from the Friday Follow! Hope to see you at http://luvsjurn3.blogspot.com soon!

G-Zell said...

That is soo awesome!.. I have been home for about a year and a half with my 2 girls after working at a a company for 8 years.. I love it.. ya I didnt have starbucks, hair doo and pedicures but it was all worth it.. now I headed back into the workplace.. Chloe starts kindergarden and my baby my mom is going to watch her..

HAPPY follow friday!
G

Mayra, mommy to Pooh Bear said...

Aww..how sweet. =) Congratulations on your decision!

New follower from Friday follow.

Life Is A SandCastle said...

Change makes us better and sometimes happier. It great to follow your heart always. Just stopping by from follow friday.

maria said...

How exciting! I've been struggling with the same decision -my baby is nine months old and at the end of May I need to know if I want to go back to teaching full or part-time or not at all. I want to stay home SO bad, but not sure we'll be able to live on my husband's income... Your decision is inspiring!