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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Left a good job in the City...

Working for the man every night and day
But I never lost a minute of sleep
Wondering 'bout the way things might have been...

Yes, it's true, after much deliberation, I have decided to leave my job of nine years and venture into full-time motherhood and wifehood. I have never really been happy since I went back to work in October; I always felt like I was missing out on too much. I kept working because it just seemed like too much of a commitment to quit. Leaving the security and the benefits of the City for the unknown was like jumping off a cliff.

But something kept tearing at me. The longer I stayed at work, the more often I thought about quitting. It got to where it was non-stop. Then I went to visit my family in Cincinnati with Eli over the past weekend. Over a long drive to Raleigh and then lots of conversations with my mom's and my wonderful friends, I decided it was time.

Since my mom passed, I have become keenly aware of how short life is and that I want to make the most of mine. I keep telling myself and everyone else who will listen that I can work any time, but I can never get these years back. I am so excited to start to live again, and to get to be Eli's one and only all day every day.

I know there will be times when I will get bored or tired of the stay-at-home-mom thing, but I expect there to be many more days and moments of love and fun. I might try to work part-time, but first I am going to just enjoy the summer; get Eli in swim lessons, travel more, go to the beach, and go for walks. My last day is June 17. Wish me luck!


Susan said...

I am so happy for you. This is definitely the right thing to do. You won't regret it!

Anonymous said...

That's Great Andrea! So happy for you. You will have so much fun with Eli. Enjoy every minute of it, because those years when they are little will fly by.
Cindy Enger

Pamela D Roorbach said...

I am very proud of you guys!!. Being a mother is the most rewarding and yet most difficult of jobs. A "stay at home Mom" is to be admired and supported for her actions. I do pray that your generation follows your example. Your money buys things, your time buys a legacy.

Anonymous said...

Yay Andrea! I don't have any words of wisdom, but I only hope I can do the same when we start having kids. Good luck with your remaining days and I'm behind you 110%. And now you know... you are expected to come to Cincinnati more often :)
love, Eleanor