The weeks have been flying and I haven’t had a minute to get my thoughts in order – Momma brain perhaps?
Guess what? I’m officially a working momma! Sometimes the stars just align and God’s ears hear the words from my mouth. Remember in March when I was laid off? Well, my boss and run in the same social circle so we’ve stayed in touch naturally. I told her I was holding out as long as possible for a position when they could afford to bring me back, and it happened just in time! She needed and Executive Assistant/Business Development person part time to start, then full time in a few months. Which is the perfect scenario for me. But wait, it gets better. Sonjara is a virtual company, so we all work from home and go into the office as needed and while I am home and in the office, Mike can come too! I am hoping that lasts a few weeks while he is still not mobile and his needs are pretty simple. I am beyond blessed for this opportunity and thankful I waited for a company that shares my values and is family friendly.
Today was my first day back, and Mike – my VP of Snuggles – was a trooper. He slept, ate, and played in his LulyBoo happily. The funny thing is my Sister in Law has her last day of work tomorrow so she can be a stay at home mom – her dream. When I heard that she was able to do that, I felt a twinge of jealousy and it took me awhile to figure out why. Then I realized, I wish that was my dream. I wish I had the desire to stay home and spend my day with Mike, but I just don’t.
Living in the DC Metro area, 2 incomes is very necessary, so it’s not an option for us. I admire mommas and dads who stay home with their babies and I also admire mommas and dads who go to the office everyday. I am not envious of how the ‘other half live’, maybe because I am with a company that understands work-life balance (suck it Yahoo!).
Mike’s 2 month appointment is next week – can you believe it?