(Thanks, Jodi, for the onesie that totally sums up how we feel.)
And because that’s how we feel, I’ve come to the (tough) decision to stay home from work.
It’s not tough from the aspect that I can’t get enough of my daughter. But it is tough from the standpoint that I love my job. I love being involved and telling people’s stories. But after a couple of months back at work since Cate’s birth and six weeks home with her, it’s really more important for me to be involved with her and tell her story. Greg and I don’t want to send her to kindergarten and wonder why we spent the first five years of her life shuffling her back and forth and passing each other in the process.
So my last day as a newspaper reporter will be Sept. 14, but I’m trading my pen and paper for what I’m sure will be the greatest profession possible: a full-time mama.
Mama Liscious says
Kristen, I know that was a hard decision, and I KNOW they will miss you there! If you decide you want to try your hand at freelancing, I’m here for you. Feel free to ask questions — I’m always happy to help. Congrats…and look at those eyes! Wowsa! 🙂
As hard it as it was to make that decision I’m sure you’ve come to realize that it will totally be the right one for this time in your life. (Well, maybe after you’ve been home for a bit it will sink in.) Congrats!! Something I have to tell myself often is there are so many MORE years to be out there working etc and only just a few VERY short years that you can be home with your child before they go off to school and then you’ll never have that chance again. I honestly don’t think you’ll regret that decision. Good luck with it all!
It is a cliche I know but the years really do fly by and this is a decision you will never regret. A world of adventure is awaiting you. It is so exciting. Love, Peggy