I am excited to share with you all that the Nuggets and I have embarked on a new journey. I have promoted myself to stay-at-home-work-at-home mom. I think this promotion makes me the official COO (chief officer of operations) of the household. Ha!
I made the executive decision to stay home with the Nuggets—still having my mom’s help a couple hours a day—because I do not have the finances to help contribute to our household expenses…yet, and these expenses include our baby-sitter. Who knows, this might just be the start of something amazing. Actually, I have no doubt that it is because I am one to believe that everything does happen for a reason. (The Universe proves it to me time and time again.)
The Nuggets’ routine had not changed since I left my job at AIG in May of this year. They continued to go to the baby-sitter in the morning, then they would get picked up by my mom when she was home, and finally I would pick them up as if I had just gotten out of work. This would give me from roughly 8 AM to 4 PM to get work done. This routine has recently changed dramatically. I know that this change will bring challenges and an insane amount of growth. I can’t contain my excitement!
Reflecting on how my life as a mother is unfolding, I see that God’s great sense of humor has a lot to do with it. When I left my corporate job, I told everyone—including myself—that I was not the stay-at-home type of mom. I had convinced myself that I did not have the patience to stay at home with my Nuggets, and now here I am, excited beyond my expectations. I am excited to learn to juggle being the best mom I can to my Nuggets while managing the multiple business ventures I am on.
Now that I look at it, I guess this “promotion” is truly a promotion because I’ve had time to establish and clarify what my goals are—growing my blog and the Little Nugget Big Nugget brand, and continuing to help and learn from ImprovingBirth.
I have so much more on my mind that I want to share with you regarding this new chapter of my life, but with all the excitement, I can’t organize my thoughts. Stay tuned to see what challenges we come across, what growth we discover, and all the fun we will have.
I am grateful for the privilege of staying home with my Nuggets. I am grateful to be present for them, teach them, and grow with them. I am grateful for this life that I had subconsciously manifested when Little Nugget was born. I am grateful for Josh, my family, and my friends who support me, guide me, and love me on a daily basis. And, I am grateful for you and your time. Thank you for allowing me to share my journey with you.
Cheers to trusting the journey we are on!