So for those of you who know me, know I take on way too much at one time usually at the expense of myself, whether that’s eating on the go or a lack of sleep. Normally, this is not a problem for me. Alex and I just moved to Pennsylvania. Before moving here from Cape May, Alex told me to take some time off and relax since I never do that. I was supposed to focus on school, since this is my third degree. I was home for a week and decided maybe I should look for a job as I was not used to being so idle, even though my house needed to be unpacked.
I opted to get a job as a lead preschool teacher. I thought I would be working a few hours a day and it quickly turned into 45 hours a week. My husband started having dreams that I was leaving, which upset me. I looked it up and turns out it meant he was feeling abandoned by me. How could he not honestly? I was gone all day every day and then would come home and do homework and clean the house.
A few days ago, Alex wanted to go out. It was a Thursday. I looked at him at laughed. It was almost 10 and I had to be up by 6:30. There was no way I was leaving the house. Then I realized that I’m working at a job that was meant to fill my time, bring in extra income. The stress, the long hours, the strain on my sanity were not worth it. I don’t want to do this for my entire life. This was meant to be something fun and easy while I was in school.
I quickly asked my husband if we could afford for me to stay home like we had originally planned. “Of course,” was the response I got. So today, I have the pleasure of telling my boss that this is no longer working out for me.
I never thought in a million years that I would choose to be a housewife. That was never in my sights. I know this is what is best for my family though. My relationships should not be suffering due to an insane work and school load and a hectic doctor schedule for myself and my husband. Now I’ll be able to get up early, do my homework, clean the house and hit the gym all before noon. I’ll have time to visit my girlfriends I left in New Jersey. I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am.
So that’s how this blog came about. I knew being at home I’d need an outlet to share what was going on, a place to share recipes, my DIY projects, and anything else happening. I look forward to sharing this journey with you.