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New Adventure

Since the day I went back to work after having Kate I’ve always dreamed of being able to stay at home with my girls.  However, I knew that was not the path that was chosen for me.  I’ve worked for almost 14 and a half years and I absolutely love my job.  Don’t get me wrong, there are days that my job is a challenge, but I’ve always worked with wonderful people and families.  

Six months ago Danny and I were sitting at a table trying to decide if this is finally the time for me to stay home with our girls.  After several months of talking about me leaving work and running all the numbers, we finally came to a decision. I have decided, effective next month, I’ll be leaving my job that I’ve had for 14 years. This was probably one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make.

However, we are finally in a position where I’m able to stay at home and spend more time with the girls after school.  I still hope to do some work with my job, but I’ll get to pick and choose the times that work for me. I’ll also continue to work for Stitch Fix.  I’m so excited that I’ll have more flexibility to be able to volunteer at the school and do some things that I love and want to do. I’m going to miss my coworkers but this isn’t “goodbye”, it’s just “see you later”. I hope to one day go back to my job but for now, I’m going to enjoy spending more time with Danny and the girls. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us and I know God has a plan.

12 thoughts on “New Adventure

  1. Good for you! I began staying at home when my girls were 7th grade and 3rd grade and have not regretted it once. Now my girls are 28 and 24, one is married and both are college graduates. I’m still at home, the only difference is I just take care of hubby!

  2. Oh, you are so SO lucky!!!! I’m DYING to stay at home. DYING. I have literally thought about it every single day this year and I’m working so hard to come up with a way to make a little bit of side income from home so we can make my dream a reality. So far, no luck, but I’m going to keep on trying. Best of luck to you! I have a feeling you’re going to love it!

    1. Thanks! I am really scared of being an one income family but I know that we will be okay. I also to just have faith that God will provide.

  3. Oh you are going to LOVE it! I have stayed at home with my kiddos since Ian was born. My only advise..it’s ok to say NO to something. Just because you stay home doesn’t mean that you have “all the extra time” people think you do! 🙂 and they will ask you to do everything!

  4. How exciting Jessica! Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you and this new job! You are going to love all the extra time you have with your family! So happy for you!

  5. So exciting! Now that we are finally in a position where I could make this decision I am now only 4 years from retirement. I can’t wait for a new opportunity when that time does come and I hope God leads me right where I need to be!

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