As I got ready to put Jack to bed tonight, I can’t help but think about how blessed I am. It’s been 2 years since I made the difficult decision to leave my full-time job. It was a job I loved and rarely got sad about going to each day. I got to help businesses. I looked forward to the day. It was a job that allowed me to financially provide for my growing family.
While on maternity leave I always had a pit in my stomach about going back. I loved to work, but I also loved becoming a mom. I loved the clients at work, but I also loved the time I was able to spend with Olivia. I loved the paycheck, but I also knew money wouldn’t make me or my family happy.
When I finally made the decision to stay home I was not confident about that decision. My work said they understood and I knew it was best for Olivia, but I still wasn’t relieved that I made the decision. It was tough. I felt sick to my stomach about it. And it was still hard for me to accept months later.
But now 2 years later, I’ve been blessed to experience all of Olivia’s firsts and now I get to not only experience all of Jack’s firsts, but I get I share the experience with Olivia. My two babies are my world and I’m happy I learned about coaching so that I could still fulfill my desire to work, to provide and to help others.