Thursday, April 5, 2012

I'm A Mom, So I Quit!

Motherhood is a balancing act. With my daughter graduating from high school in just a few short weeks make me wonder if I've done enough. Of course I haven't!  My youngest will be starting kindergarten soon and a new period of our lives will begin.  Are my children ready for the next thing?  Have I taught them enough?  Do they know I love them?  Will they remember the happy times or my impatience?

The only thing I knew for certain growing up is that I wanted to be a mom.  I wanted children around me.  The instinct to nurture is strong in me.  I know that being a mom is a blessing with much responsibility!  I am so grateful I have those responsibilities and blessings.

I am easily overwhelmed.  I am not good at having to many eggs in one basket.  At my job I was given new responsibilities with more hours.  Although I was only working 23 hours a week I felt like it was to much.  I could not keep up on top of things at the home the way I wanted.  After being miserable and overwhelmed and a lot of anxiety I quit.  It felt good.  I'm not an employee, I'm a mom.

I am so grateful for a husband that gives me this honor to stay home.  I know the loss of income is a big adjustment.  He is a champ!

I read this blog entry today that summed up all I was feelings leading up to me leaving my job.

I am a mom.
I am so lucky!

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