99% of me is completely relieved and elated. I get to spend all day every day with my amazing little peanut. We can go to the pool, the zoo, downtown, and I can nap when she naps! Or get other things done, of course ;) I've felt so spread thin lately, I am really looking forward to having more time.
|What's that, Mom? We can spend every day together?!?|
The other 1% of me is worried about not getting adult interaction, possibly getting bored, and I hate to admit this, but I'm afraid of what people will think. To those who have insinuated it (yes, there have been some) - No: I will not be wasting my brain by staying home with my daughter. It's reactions like this that make me fear telling everyone.
A number of you have asked me why I am choosing to stop working. The truth is, I've always known that if I had the ability, I would stay home for at least a few years. My Mom did and M's Mom did - I guess you could say it is what we're used to. I love working and I know that I will return to the workforce in the future, but right now I want to stay home with Carina and feel so fortunate that I am able to.
So, here's to 4+ great years at my company! I will be sad to go, but am very eager to embrace my new job...stay-at-home Mom.
|Goodbye, work! Half of my building|
|The other half (yes - that is a drawbridge with a moat underneath)|