Hooray for Change and a New Routine
As I sit down to write this blog post, I am completely lost for the right words. This is a blog post I would hope to write one day and today is finally the day that I can share that I will officially be a Stay at Home Working Mom as of the first of December. It all still seems unreal as I am typing this out and it was a very hard decision for me to make but after 14 years working as a nurse and practice manager, I am finally closing that chapter at least for now and focusing on my family full time and growing my blog. Now, this has been a long process and I did not make this decision overnight. I knew at one point I wanted to enjoy all the time I can with the boys while they are still young and living at home so with that being the goal, I had to work even harder to make sure we were set financially before I made this bold move. We have been working hard to be debt free as much as possible and little by little, we have made big waves and today I can finally say that I will be working for myself and a big part of it is because of YOU, my amazing followers who continue to always support, love and encourage me. Without you continually to read my blog, like my post and shop my links, I would not be able to do what I get to do with the blog and be able to grow it and for that, I thank you!
Now don’t get me wrong if you thought I wasn’t the least bit nervous think again because I am VERY nervous to see what my new normal will be. I have only known working for the hospital and the clinic straight after nursing school so it is going to be interesting to see what my days will look like. I will still have work to do as I plan to focus on growing the blog, continuing to support my clients that I do marketing work for and grow my YL business. It definitely will be weird not to get up at the same time I do every morning and put my scrubs on and head to the hospital but instead I will be able to work from home in jammies once I get the boys off to school. YES! Leggings will be my new BFF! I am very excited about this new season my life and for once, I won’t be up late in the middle of the night trying to get a blog post up and being exhausted from working all day and mom duties in the evening.
There was a lot of doubt when I decided to make this decision but at the end of the day, my time with my boys and family are limited and I know I will never wake up saying that I wish I would have worked more versus being home with my family so for now, that is what I am going to do and who knows, I may go back to healthcare in a few years but until then I am going to soak up all the time I can with my sweet family and make all the memories we can because this mama knows that the years are truly short and I don’t want to miss another minute watching my boys grow up.
So hooray for change and a new routine! I honestly would not be able to do this without the amazing support of the Mister who puts up with my crazy ideas and continues to support me even when he sometimes thinks it’s weird I am taking a picture of what I am eating to share on Instagram. I mean, you guys want to know right?! Ha!
So cheers to me, cheers to my new routine and cheers to being a NEW Stay at Home Working Mom!