Well, I did it. I took a leap of faith and left my job. And, I convinced my husband that it is a leap that will benefit the entire family. Two and a half years ago we decided to enroll our son in private school with the agreement between ourselves that I would work to pay for said school. For nearly two years that worked fine. Then, we were blessed with our Moonflower and for the last few months we have juggled the kids, the house, volunteer work, family and ourselves. Though the balls have been in the air, I have found the circus quite overwhelming and not so fun. Okay, to be truthful, I'm miserable.
We eat out more than we should, when I am not at work or shuttling to and fro work I am cleaning, I never see the kids and when I do I have zero patience for them. I have wondered over and over why we are doing this. I realized several months ago that someday we will look back and see that the quality of our children's education was wonderful but the quality of our lives was awful.
I am not leaving the workforce. Over the summer I decided to go into business for myself and am an Independent Consultant for a great direct sale company. I want to continue to have an income and hopefully a career, but it has to be on my terms this time and on my family's terms.
I'll be writing more about this on this blog and my more grown up blog Living Harmonies, but for now, just now that you are about to be seeing lots more from me in this forum and out in the world as after next week I'll no longer be tied to someone elses idea of what my week should look like.
What are you waiting for? What in your life needs to change today? Look around and take a leap.