This week I got promoted to my dream job.
When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a marine biologist.
When I got to college, I wanted to be a veterinarian. But eventually I realized what my true passion was.
What I really wanted to be was a stay at home mom.
It’s funny how college – a time where I had no husband or children – helped me see that ultimately I wanted to be a stay at home mom. I came to the realization that no career would fulfill me or give me the sense of purpose that motherhood now does. I’ve sort of written about that before.
I am & will always be a baby/kid person
I am so thrilled I have this opportunity to be home with Cupcake.
Before we got married, my husband & I discussed my SAHM goal. I am beyond blessed to be with someone who also wanted that for his family. We agreed to start a family soon after the wedding even if that goal wasn’t immediately attainable. Maybe for our second kid, we said.
God made it possible with our first. I’m telling you, it has been like the stars magically aligned for us. I don’t believe in magic or coincidences. I do believe in a great big God.
I am incredibly grateful that I get to make this choice. Not only are we fortunate enough to be able to live off my husband’s income, but we were just as fortunate to have great, affordable childcare. I know families sometimes make the choice for one parent to stay home simply because going to work & paying for childcare isn’t economical. I know other families wish they could make this choice, but they really do need both incomes.
This week started a new chapter for our family. Though I have a few side projects going (like Usborne Books & More), I may not work outside the home again for anywhere from just a couple years to a couple decades. Only time will tell. The only thing I can say with certainty is that I will work harder than I ever have before. According to Salary.com, this job was worth $143,102 & had 31 different job descriptions in 2016.
The job is totally worth it, even without the fat paycheck.
I now have the best boss ever.