Well, I gave my notice at work this week! I am still going to work a couple of months to get them through the audit just because I feel that is the right thing to do.
I am not very good with change, so to step away from something that I had been doing for 12 years is going to be hard. I will miss hearing all the stories from co-workers about their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. I will miss doing part of my job, not all of it, but definitely some parts I will miss! I will miss not having a paycheck to deposit. I will miss running errands on my lunch hour with no children.
Now that I have made the step, I am thinking about the things I cannot wait for. I cannot wait to see the boys get off the bus at home. I cannot wait to have time to make a hot meal in the evenings for my family. I cannot wait to go on vacation with my family and not worry about things at work that need to be done. I cannot wait to not feel guilty when the boys are sick and I am home with them. I cannot wait to clean my house, like really clean my house! I cannot wait to spend a whole summer with my boys. I cannot wait for Jim to say on a Tuesday night "Let's go camping!" and we can because I do not have to worry about taking time off work. I cannot wait to maybe have time to exercise. I cannot wait to help in the classroom more.
None of this would have happened had it not been for Jim. I am thankful I have a husband that works super hard and has a great job. I am thankful that he is the one that makes me feel like it will be okay to do this. It will be an adjustment for all of us, but a positive adjustment I hope!
There will be cutbacks and that is fine. I have come to realize that the cutbacks are just things, just stuff that if we do not have them OH WELL! To spend more time with my kids will be worth way more than any possession we could own.
Quote of the day:
When I told Connor I was thinking about this he said,
"I am not sure this is a good idea because we will only be depending on Dad's money!"
Another quote from Connor while sitting at dinner Monday night after I told them I had given my notice he said,
"Davis will probably not even know his ABC's when he goes to school!"
Wow! He has a lot of confidence in me!!!