Fast forward a year and I can't imagine going back to work. While those first free days were filled with projects that I never had time for like spray painting my patio furniture and wallpapering my laundry room, Claire and I quickly settled into a rhythm and our days are now more laid back. We have a routine but not a schedule. Everything gets done eventually and if not today then there is always tomorrow. The stress in my life had been decreased significantly which, in turn, has made everyone else in my house happier.
So now my days are filled with tea parties, picnics on the front porch, playing in the sprinkler, sidewalk chalks in the driveway, trips to the library and the park and computer games on Disney junior. It may not be exciting but it is definitely more enjoyable than angry customers, angry installers, unrealistic deadlines and pressure to bring in customers to keep the business open.
The only part I really enjoyed about my old job was the creativity I got to use every once in a while. So after quiting I decided to start this blog, just for fun, to put my ideas out there and possibly make a little money on the side. Unfortunately, it is a lot more work than I had expected and sometimes feels like a full-time job in itself. While I like blogging, I don't want to feel like I have to if I don't want to and lately I haven't felt like doing much of anything. When it comes down to it my job is Mom. I have spent too many years spreading myself too thin and right now I want to focus on my baby and enjoy the time I have with her.
So if my posts become fewer and far between don't worry. I'm still here. I'm just enjoying simpler things and doing what I want to do for once in my life.
|Claire last Easter at the Jacksonville Zoo|