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Monday, June 10, 2013

New Beginnings

 Today is the first official day of my new job.  It will have longer hours, less pay and be the hardest job I've ever done.  But it will also be the most rewarding and important job I will ever do in my life.

Meet my new boss...
She definitely cracks the whip! ;)


After lots of prayers and many discussions with the hubs, we both made the decision for me to stay home with Maggie.  It was certainly not easy to make this choice but one that I think will be best for our family.  I've always wanted to be a stay at home mom but wasn't sure if that was something we could do.  I also loved the company I worked for and the people I worked with.  Six years is a long time to work somewhere, and that sort of becomes your identity.  I struggled a lot more then I thought I would making the decision to leave, especially because my husband also works there.  We would drive to work and have lunch together almost everyday.  I loved sharing that part of our lives and connecting on that level.  It will be something I will always cherish.  Plus, there is always the option to go back when I feel ready.


I asked myself what would I regret more... staying home with my daughter or not working?  I also realized that I could always go back to work but I can not always get back this time with her.  She is changing so much each and everyday, and I don't want to miss one minute of it!  All those thoughts were what ultimately decided it for us.  Yes, things will be a little bit tighter around our household but it's a sacrifice we were willing to take.  I know not every family has this option, and I will not be taking this blessing for granted!

Maggie with my now former boss, saying goodbye.  I definitely teared up a ton cleaning out my desk and saying bye to all my coworkers.  But they are always there and I can still see them whenever! 

To new beginnings! 


11 comments:

  1. I can only imagine how difficult of a decision that was to make. But I am so excited that you get to spend every day with your sweet girl! Yay for new beginnings! :)

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  2. Ahhh, so excited for you! Really wish you were still in KC for play dates! I am trying to figure out what I want to do after my leave is up, I am having a really hard time deciding too. Have so much fun with your new boss! I bet she'll be the best one you ever have. :)

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  3. So exciting!! I wish that was something I could do but financially it is not possible for us. Congratulations!

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  4. So so so excited for you. Let me tell you I've been there and I can guarantee you will be happy with your decision and blessed because of it. Your new boss(es) will forever far exceed your desire to work hard than what you had in the corporate world. Can't wait for you know the JOY!!

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  5. I'm sure you will have a BLAST being a SAHM! Sure, it's less $$, but most hugs and kisses and squishes! :)

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  6. I faced the same decision 15 years ago as a first time mama. It is certainly the most challenging and rewarding "job" I have ever had. You won't regret your decision. Many blessings to you and your family on this journey.

    Christa

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  7. So exciting!!! I didn't know you were planning on becoming a stay at home mom! You are right, you would only regret not getting these years back and you can always go back to work when you feel ready. Good luck with your new job. =)

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  8. How exciting and wonderful!!! This is definitely something we have discussed a lot. What a blessing for you to be home with her!

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  9. So exciting! It is a hard decision, but you won't regret it!! Enjoy every second!

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  10. Your new boss is quite the cutie!! First time by the blog and excited to follow along!

    wordsaboutwaverly.blogspot.com

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  11. Welcome to the SAHM club, you will certainly Never regret it!

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