I love being a stay at home mom. I wish we lived in times when it was more attainable to have one parent stay home full time, but we don’t. In our times, when a good flexible contracting position comes along, you should take it. That is exactly what I did two months ago.
It’s a great opportunity, from my home office. It’s flexible and allows for some much needed wiggle room.
Griff is still home with me two days a week, allowing for us to keep up our old routines.
I have to admit, I do feel the pace of life has picked up. I find I need to be a bit more organized and prepared. I have easily fallen into new patterns and unrealistic expectations of being more (mom, wife, career woman, insert any other titles here).
Today, I had all these fantastic things I wanted to do in my head. Activities we MUST do, tasks I MUST complete, cleaning that MUST be done, but I took a step back. I let it all go and decided to see where the day took us. It was the right decision. It found us outside enjoying a long walk around the neighborhood, and only drawn inside by lunch, painting and a dance party.
The perfect day really. The perfect time to breath when I feel as though I am trying to find my footing in this new role.
A time to pause and enjoy the painting and mustache messes that come with it.
A time to laugh and let my spirit enjoy the dancing and joy… and the reason I started this journey in the first place.
A time to not worry, over analyze or judge myself, but give myself permission to just be.