How happy and thankful I am today to be able to talk about a new chapter that's begun for me: no longer working a full-time schedule. I know you're not supposed to write about your job on the internet, so I'll keep this very general: I have a new job, at a new company (in downtown Memphis! fun!), and will be working a "reduced" schedule (9-3 every day). I can't tell you how much relief and joy this brings my soul.
métro, boulot, dodo" as they say (I remember learning that phrase in high school French, feeling so depressed by the thought...ah, but it's real).
Returning from maternity leave twice, I always deeply craved more time with my children. No matter how many months passed, no matter how in sync our routine would get, that sinking feeling that I needed more time with them never went away. Every mommy is different (of course!) in what works for them balancing children and career, and I'm not really sure there's a perfect answer (though I'm glad there's such a dialogue taking place right now). For me, I'd been carrying this (sometimes suffocating) almost grief over what I've been missing with them, needing more.
As it usually seems to, thanks be to God, the way everything happened could not have been orchestrated more perfectly. And it's come to pass--day one, under my belt. I'm really excited about my work, my company, co-workers, office location (the girls' school is right on the way), etc.
It was 4:00 PM and we were all at the Costco today (!). Right!?
I am proud to been able to help support my family for so many years while Jonathan's been in school. But I am so, so grateful that it's worked out for me to have some more time with my precious ones. Just look at those faces. :)