Things are about to change...
On Tuesday, I will start a new chapter in my life. My last day at work is Monday, and I don't know what the future will bring for me as far as 'work' goes. I struggle continually with the 'balance' between my career and my family and after 7 years, I hope that this opportunity to focus solely on my family for a while will be something we'll all benefit from.
I wonder if I've made the 'right' choices. Not about leaving my job - that wasn't my choice at all, but was taken out of my hands by the 'powers that be'. But I see it as an opportunity to focus on what I want to 'do with my life' and see where I want to focus my time and energy. Because of this, I did turn down a job opportunity yesterday. Not an awesome one, but something that would have continued my career and allowed me to bring home slightly more money than I have been. But at what cost to my family and to me? I feel like I need this summer to refocus and re-energize myself. I hope it was the 'right' choice. It felt good to make it, for whatever that's worth.
So, for now, I won't be a 'working' mom anymore. Which will feel very strange since that's how I've defined myself for over 7 years now. On the other hand, I have the feeling that being home with the kids 24/7 will end up being much more 'work' than a 'real' job was anyway. But very rewarding work, for sure. My girls are excited, and I am too.
I'll need to figure out a way to still bring in an income, but at least I have some time to work on figuring all of that out and see where my ideas will take me.
Wherever that may be. :)