I’m back and ready to BLOG!
I’ve been on somewhat of a hiatus lately since I went back to work after being a stay-at-home mom for 8 years. I started a new job about 7 months ago and it quickly became my obsession. Working full-time filled up my days and I put my family, my marriage, and even blogging in the very back of my mind. However, due to circumstances I’m not quite ready to discuss, I am now back at being a stay-at-home mom! And I could not be happier.
Little did I realize how much I would be missing by not being at home 24/7. When you’re in the middle of being a SAHM, you tend to forget everything what you have and start taking it for granted. “Grass is always greener” type of thing. And of course that’s what eventually happened to me. I missed my kids whining and screaming for milk. I missed cleaning up their messes and making them dinner, okay mostly it was macaroni from a box, but hey at least it was something! I mean, I thought I needed to fulfill my career dreams and contribute to our income. I thought that was the most important thing right now. But I missed my kids. I was gone most days, sometimes went out of town, and it was extremely hard. I started growing apart from my husband and felt very far away from my kids. Some women can do this with no issues. But for me, it was quite difficult.
Not to mention I missed blogging! I missed being connected with my online community and gal pals through social media and other blogging sites. Being able to release my emotions through posts on my site has always been a great stress reliever. And I plan to keep this up for a long time. Maybe even try to make this my new career. I don’t make enough through blogging to really help in any way to my family’s needs, but I’m hoping it will grow in the near future.
I’m now back at home after an easy decision to quit. (It helped that it was a horrible job!) My kids start school in 2 days and I’m excited to see what the rest of this year brings for me on my new endeavor.