So, to continue on from where I finished, 2 weeks ago. What do you do after you have made a major life decision?? Celebrate!! Yes, I was on cloud 9 for a while after I left my job in February. It was like I was pregnant again..LOL! (I loved pregnancy) After, years of going through the hustle and bustle of this thing called life, I found myself not knowing what to do. I knew when I planned to leave my job that I wanted to take the time to get the house together, work on my blog and blog design website and spend more time with the kids.
Well, I did spend more time with the kids, which made me happy about the decision I had made to leave my job. I just felt that my kids needed me more at this point in our lives. They were 3 and 5 at the time. I felt like they needed me and consistency in our home, which we didn’t have as much as I had liked. The job I had called for some evenings, my mom was getting my son off the bus and we sometimes wouldn’t get home until 6:30. So, by the time you get settled and cook a meal (if you cook a meal), the night is practically over and you still have soo much to do. The list of things that you have to do like the laundry, clean the house, pay the bills and so on, doesn’t even touch on the things that you need to do for yourself. I found that when I do things for me I am happier and everyone else in the house is to. I recently joined an adult field hockey league and that really gave me energy and calm in my busy life.
My oldest son in kindergarten seemed to be happy I was home, but not so happy that Mom Mom wasn’t picking him up from the bus. They had a routine which usually involved a trip to the Dollar Store and/or Kmart. He was living it up…lol! My youngest son who I had to take out of pre-school seemed happy as well. We didn’t go outside as much because of the weather, but I would try to do activities with him during the day like put puzzles together, do flash cards and etc. What he didn’t like was naptime?? For the 1st week or 2 he totally resisted and gave me a hard time. I stuck to my guns though and got into a routine and he finally took a nap with less kicking and crying!
This is the beginning of my new journey, which started with a leap of faith! I am blessed to say that although things have turned out differently than planned, doors have been opened for me and my family. Till next time, when I continue the story….